Wally Dingman has been in the auto recycling industry his entire life. He started work at Caughill Auto Wreckers 39 years ago working for and then with his Father. He purchased the business in 2012 and ran Caughill until 2022 when he sold the property for development. Wally continues to operate Caughill Automotive as a […]


Electric vehicles (EVs) now make up 17.5 percent of all new vehicle sales in B.C., and the province is well on its way to meeting provincial and federally mandated EV sales targets. Although the rest of the country lags in terms of EV growth and infrastructure, vehicle sales manufacturers are ramping up their production and […]


Automotive Recyclers of Canada share Plastics Roadmap study results By Steve Fletcher 90 AUTO RECYCLERS SURVEYED Canada has set a 2030 target in the mission to produce zero-plastic waste. It has been estimated that the auto sector produces about 476,000 tonnes of plastic waste annually, or about 17 percent of the total waste plastics generated. […]


Automotive Recyclers Association recognized as a critical player in combatting catalytic converter theft By Emil Nusbaum Over the last two years, the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) has been working with US legislators, regulators, law enforcement, industry stakeholders, and state affiliates on providing effective solutions to deter catalytic converter theft. Professional automotive recyclers have been primary […]


Becky Berube serves the recycling community as president of United Catalyst Corporation, is a member of the Automotive Recycling Association’s Educational Programming Committee and is a past president of the International Precious Metals Institute. An updated platinum group metals outlook for 2023 and beyond By Becky Berube Back in July, we at United Catalyst Corporation […]


Here’s to more thought-provoking conversations in 2023 By/Article de Gloria Mann Another year—my favourite time of year—and another issue of Canadian Auto Recyclers. Rejoice! The year put me back in my element. If you know me, you know I’m a social butterfly! I truly missed connecting with all the hardworking men and women in our […]