Coronavirus Cancellations: 2020 OARA Convention and Trade Show postponed

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— Steve Fletcher, executive director of the Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA) has announced that the 2020 OARA Convention and Trade Show has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The convention was originally scheduled to run from March 26 through March 28, 2020, at the Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale but, due to the World […]

Business As Usual: No change to Ontario’s handling of EV batteries

Toronto, Ontario — A decision has come from Ontario’s Ministry of Environment to not include large automotive batteries, such as lead-acid and larger hybrid or EV batteries, in new battery regulations for Ontario. Based on the feedback received by the provincial government, Ontario has removed all regulatory requirements for large batteries used for automotive applications, […]

Autumnal Event: The ARA heads to Reno for its Annual Convention and Exposition

Toronto, Ontario — The Auto Recycling Association’s 77th Annual Convention and Exposition will be held in Reno, Nevada this autumn. Showcase your company in front of attendees at one of the world’s largest gatherings of automotive recycling professionals. To be held at the Peppermill Resort on November 11-14, the exhibition will be the organization’s 77th […]

Association Accession: Scott Robertson succeeds Chad Counselman as ARA President

Scott Robertson will succeed Chad Counselman as the president of the Auto Recyclers Association. Counselman, who took on the position in October, resigned in order to accept a new position with an Australian company All Auto Recalls. He will remain on the ARA board. Robertson, who had been serving as the vice-president, is expected to […]

Dismantling Misconceptions: Standard Auto Wreckers’ David Gold talks ‘junkyard’ stigmas on AutoShow LIVE

Toronto, Ontario — David Gold, president of Standard Auto Wreckers, took to the Canadian International AutoShow stage to set automotive recycling’s record straight, unpacking the ‘junkyard’ stigma surrounding the sector and how Standard Auto Wreckers does its part to combat misconceptions. Alongside interviewer Norris McDonald from the Toronto Star Wheels, Gold said he and his […]

A Li-ion Leap: Li-Cycle announces first commercial shipment of recycled battery material

Toronto, Ontario — Ontario-based Li-Cycle recently announced that, in December 2019, the company completed its first shipment of commercially recycled battery material, containing energy metals concentrate, marking a milestone in the lithium-ion battery recycling industry. The shipped product was processed at Li-Cycle’s Ontario facility and contained key energy metals⁠—such as cobalt, nickel and lithium⁠—used in […]

Setting the Standard: Thorold Auto Parts wins reader’s choice awards

Niagara, Ontario — In January, Thorold Auto Parts owner Frank Serravalle beamed with pride when he opened up his mail. The auto recycling facility had received plaques celebrating his winning of several readers’ choice awards from the St. Catharines Standard, in 2019. The paper’s readers have named Thorold Auto Parts as the diamond winner in […]

Scrap ‘n Save: Plug’n Drive launches scrappage incentive program

Toronto, Ontario — Toronto-based non-profit Plug’n Drive launched a new incentive program on February 1⁠—Ontario drivers looking to go electric can have their gas vehicles scrapped and recycles and receive a $1,000 cheque in the process. The program is offered in tandem with Plug’n Drive’s Used Electric Vehicle Incentive, which was announced last year and […]

Power Partnership: Hydro-Québec partners with Mercedes-Benz on solid-state battery development

Québec, Québec — Canadian battery material specialist Hydro-Québec has partnered with Mercedes-Benz to develop solid-state batteries for EVs as part of the automaker’s research on the future potential of zero-emissions vehicles. Hydro-Québec and Mercedes-Benz researchers will cooperate to test new materials under field conditions to accelerate and analyze the development cycle of Hydro-Québec’s solid-state batteries. […]