Car Wash Regulatory Support and Advice

Car Wash Regulatory Support and Advice


The Car Wash Association liaise with the appropriate UK government departments and independent agencies to establish a level playing field for all companies operating vehicle washing to ensure car wash legal compliance and best practice.

In providing vehicle washing facilities to the motorist, our members act responsibly and adhere to Government car wash legislation and regulations covering employment and immigration law, local planning, company tax regulations, health & safety compliance including care of the environment by handling trade effluent in an environmentally sensitive manner.

The CWA was instrumental in supporting Natural Resources Wales, the Northern Ireland Environment Agency, The Scottish Environment Protection Agency in devising GPP13 Vehicle Washing and Cleaning. This guidance is for businesses that wash vehicles, and for anyone who washes vehicles as part of a business activity. The CWA refers to this guidance when advising members, including those operating in England.

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About Car Wash Association

The Car Wash Association was originally established in 2007 by wash operators and industry suppliers and is now officially incorporated as part of the Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI).