ARA set to host 75th annual conference

October 26, 2018 — The Automotive Recyclers Association’s annual Convention and Exposition is less then a week away. This year will mark the events 75th anniversary, taking place from October 31 to November 1. The convention will feature industry speakers and over 30 educational classes, including the new Peer-to-Peer business process sessions. There will also be […]

Auto recycler ordered to pay large fine

November 22, 2018 — The town of Halton Hills, just outside Milton Ontario, has a very unique environmental study regulation, one that has been recently uncovered by Robert Bray, owner of Bray Auto Truck Recycling Inc. The auto recycler has been operating his business without a licence from the municipality for the past 12 years. […]

Canadian auto recyclers make magic in Orlando

By Steve Fletcher Orlando, Florida — November 7, 2018 — The 75th Automotive Recyclers Association annual convention & trade show saw an invasion of Canadian auto recyclers helping to advance the global auto recycling industry. From suppliers like Cliff Hope from PMR Catalyst, Philippe Clermont from Power-DB and Henk Huijgen from ELV Select/SEDA, to Board Members […]

Investing in clean technology

By Lindsey Cooke October 5, 2018 — Li-Cycle, one of the clean technology companies that looks after the recycling of lithium-ion batteries, commonly known as those found in electric vehicles, has received funding for a pilot plant to continue a better recycling process. The Sustainable Development Technology of Canada (SDTC) provided Li-Cycle with $2.7 million to […]

Family-run auto recyclers business wins achievement award

October 18, 2018 — Blenkhorn Auto Recyclers in Truro, Nova Scotia has received the Small Business Achievement award at this year’s Small Business Awards for the Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce. A family-run business, Blenkhorn’s Auto Recyclers was founded half-a-century ago by current-owner Sheldon Blenkhorn. The team processes approximately 600 locally sourced vehicles each year […]

Switch Out’s FINAL sweep

October 17, 2018 — The Switch Out program is calling out for its final sweep as it is ending this year. The award-winning program began in 2001 designed to remove, collect and manage mercury-containing convenience lighting switches and anti-lock braking system sensor modules in end-of-life vehicles before they are recycled into new steel. Scout Environmental […]

Tire Take Back on a roll in Ontario

October 4, 2018 – Since 2009, the annual Tire Take Back event organized by the Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA) has been raising funds in support of the Sunshine Foundation of Canada. This year marked the ninth annual Tire Take Back and Ontarians recycled a total of 9,617 used tires, raising $14,142 in support of […]

Fighting fire with scrap

October 4, 2018 – At Standard Auto Wreckers, David Gold and his team have put their scrap to work. For years now, the Ottawa fire department has teamed up with Standard Auto Wreckers as a training ground for safety and efficiency when it comes to real life collision scenarios. Standard supplies six cars per week […]

Ontario tire dealers get the latest on new recycling program

October 4, 2018 — Ontario tire collectors are to register by the end of the month with a new regulatory group, the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority. The Ontario Tires Stewardship (OTS) program will be no more come December 31, 2018, with the RPRA taking over as the new regulatory group. Until the new year the […]

Palladium metal prices predicted to fall

December 7, 2018 — At one point, palladium, was the most expensive and precious metal but the times have changed. Palladium is an industrial metal commonly used as a component in autocatalytic converters in gasoline powered engines. According to a U.K research firm, they said they can see palladium prices falling to $1,000 an ounce by […]