OARA donates $25000 to William Osler Health System Foundation

Brampton Ontario–December 23 2010–AADCO Auto Parts’ Don Fraser recently presented a $25000 cheque to William Osler Health System Foundation on behalf of the Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association. OARA has donated more than $1 million dollars to charitable organizations in the past 18 months alone with the help of member contributions and programs such as Retire […]

Boston Auto Wreckers collects a mountain of toys for the Salvation Army

Thornhill Ontario–December 20 2010–Boston Auto Wreckers is getting in the Christmas spirit—they’ve collected an entire truck full of toys to give to deserving boys and girls this holiday season. They even attracted the big man himself to help celebrate the occasion. The team at Boston brought in over 900 gifts with the help of toy […]

OARA donates $150000 to the Sunshine Foundation

Thornhill Ontario–December 13 2010–The Ontario Auto Recycling Association (OARA) has upped it’s donation to the Sunshine Foundation to $150000. The funding will go to support the foundation’s 50th DreamLift scheduled for 2011. A Sunshine DreamLift transports a plane full of children to a special destination (like Disneyland) and back. For many of the children a […]

ARAAC talks industry progress increased interaction with US in Halifax

Halifax Nova Scotia–November 8 2010–The Automotive Recyclers of Atlantic Canada got together this weekend for a meeting at the Courtyard Marriott in Halifax Nova Scotia. Nearly all member companies were present and two new ones–Garage Gaetan St-Laurant Inc and Bastarache Auto Salvage Ltd–were voted in. New ARA executive member Ed MacDonald provided a report on […]

Important upcoming dates for auto recycling

Thornhill Ontario–October 21 2010–Here are a few dates to keep in mind if you’re interested on keeping on top of what’s happening and what’s new in the world of automotive recycling. The 67th annual Automotive Recyclers Association Convention Happening now! October 20-23 Austin Texas araexpo.org Grants Business Incentives and Tax Credits (A joint effort between […]

Brigitte Pesant joins the OARA and ARC teams

London Ontario–October 20 2010–The Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA) and Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC) announced yesterday that Brigitte Pesant has joined their ranks in the role of director of business development effective October 8th 2010. In this new role Brigitte’s responsibilities will include building on relationships with other industry sectors partners (insurers repairers manufacturers […]

Thoughts on this year’s Mercury Switch Out program

Toronto Ontario–October 8 2010–The 2010 Switch Out contest is in full swing and auto recyclers from across Canada are entering by voicing their thoughts on participating in the Switch Out program and preventing automotive mercury pollution. Here’s what a few have to say about what keeps them motivated to collect switches and why they participate […]

Where do tires go when they’re recycled?

Toronto Ontario–October 1 2010–Ever wonder what happens to tires once you hand them over to the collectors? The answer was front and centre this week at the Rubber Association of Canada’s Rubber Recycling Symposium. The symposium ran from September 29-October 1 and focused on a variety of topics to do with recycling processing and reusing […]

Photos from ARPAC’s 2010 conference

Québec City Quebec–September 24 2010–Quebec’s auto recycler association–l’association des Recycleurs de Pièces d’Autos et de Camions au Québec or ARPAC–met last weekend in Québec City to discuss the business from the year behind us and the year ahead. The well-attended conference was held in partnership with the International Roundtable on Auto Recycling which began on […]