CAA, OTS partner for RecycleDrive

Toronto, Ontario — August 15, 2011 — CAA and the Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS) have teamed up for the 2011 RecycleDrive event. Taking place from Sept. 26 to Oct. 1, the event is an opportunity for the public to recycle their used car, household, and boat batteries as well as oil, oil filters, and tires […] shines at 3rd Annual Industry Training Conference

By Brigitte Pesant, director of business development for the Automotive Recyclers of Canada and the Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association.  Fort Wright, Kentucky — August 10, 2011 — Auto recyclers from across North America and as far away as Australia descended on Fort Wright, Kentucky from August 4 to 6 to attend the Third Annual Industry Conference.   […]

OARA, CVMA, and CAA talk ELV management at Queen’s Park

By Michael Raine Toronto, Ontario — August 10, 2011 — On Wednesday morning the Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA), the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers Association (CVMA), and the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) held a joint news conference at Queen’s Park to call on all of Ontario’s political parties to endorse the newly developed, industry led, environmental […]

OTS recycles its 25 millionth tire

Toronto, Ontario — August 9, 2011 — The Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS) has announced the recycling of the 25 millionth scrap tire in the province of Ontario since the program’s inception.  This brings OTS even closer to their ultimate goal of recycling 100 per cent of all tires in Ontario, says the organization.

Upcoming event: OARA members meeting in Belleville, Ont.

Belleville, Ontario — August 8, 2011 — The Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA) will be holding a members meeting in Belleville, Ont. on September 16 & 17. The meeting will take place at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Belleville

OARA seeks political endorsement ELV management system

Toronto, Ontario — August 8, 2011 — The Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA) is seeking endorsement of an industry led end-of-life vehicles environmental management system by Ontario's political parties.  The system will ensure the safe and responsible environmental management of approximately 550,000 ELVs that require environmental decommissioning in Ontario each year.

LKQ reports record second quarter 2011 results

Chicago, Illinois — August 2, 2011 — Parts supplier LKQ Corporation has reported revenue for the second quarter of 2011 of $759.7 million, an increase of 29.9 percent as compared to $584.7 million in the second quarter of 2010 (all figures US).

AARDA donates $2,000 to STARS Foundation

Calgary, Alberta — August 2, 2011 — Ian Hope, executive director of the Alberta Automotive Recyclers and Dismantlers Association, presented a cheque for $2,000 to Jane Styles of the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS) Foundation.  The cheque is from AARDA and is part of the funds that were raised through Ford and General Motors' […]

International forum on Asian auto recycling standards announced

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — August 2, 2011 — The Malaysian Automotive Recyclers Association (MAARA), in partnership with auto recycling associations from Japan, China, Korea, and Australia, has announced the fourth Asia Automotive Environmental Forum to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from Nov. 10-12. The forum is entitled, “Auto Recycling Industry Standards: Safety, environment & […]

Auto Recycler Travis Albert: A lesson in stamina and commitment

By Ian Hope Edmonton, Alberta — July 27, 2011 — Travis Albert, who has owned and operated Jaybeck Truck & Auto Salvage in Edmonton since 1988, is a father of three and proud grandfather of four whose passion for the past 21 years has been playing slow-pitch… up to 170 games a year.  You have […]