AARDA to host annual conference in Edmonton this fall

Ron Sturgeon will be the keynote presenter at the upcoming annual AARDA conference, taking place in Edmonton on September 23 and 24.

By Mike Pickford Edmonton, Alberta – July 27, 2017 — The Alberta Automotive Recyclers and Dismantlers Association (AARDA) will host its annual convention in Edmonton this fall. Taking place at the Fantasy Land Hotel at the West Edmonton Mall on September 23 and 24, this year’s theme will focus on ‘Thriving Despite a Tough Economy’ […]

CARS and MRE 2016 take over Donington Park Race Circuit

Recycling professionals from across the globe descended upon Donnington Park Race Circuit in the UK earlier this month to enjoy the annual CARS and MRE show.

By Michael McNeice Castle Donington, United Kingdom — July 25, 2016 — Donington Park Race Circuit, located in the heart of England, was the home of this year’s two day CARS/MRE 2016 show. Officially known as the ‘Complete Auto Recycling & Secondary Materials’ show, this year’s event partnered up with the Metals Recycling Event. The […]

Copart Canada launches new Canada-specific website

The new Copart Canada site features Canadian-specific inventory and content.

Toronto, Ontario — July 13, 2016 — Copart Canada has announced the launch of a new website tailored to Canadian members. The new website, copart.ca, continues to use Copart’s proprietary VB3 auction technology. The new site features Canadian inventory and content specifically chosen for the Canadian market. “This new website is an investment to better […]

Grants in Gear awards to support alternative fuels, air quality

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Toronto, Ontario — July 13, 2016 — The Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC) and Scout Environmental have announced the four winners of the Grants in Gear funding program. Grants in Gear is now in its third year. The primary goal of the program is to provide funding to projects that achieve tangible results in emissions […]

Fenix Parts reports loss, but improved business

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By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — July 5, 2016 — Auto recycling conglomerate Fenix Parts has announced its first quarter 2016 results this past week. While the company reported a loss, the underlying business seems to be doing well. The company recorded a net loss of $41 million for the quarter, or $1.97 per share. […]

ARPAC golf tournament raises funds for Lighthouse Children and Families

From left: Simon Matte of ARPAC, Vanessa Cyr of Lighthouse Children and Families and her father, Sylvain Cyr.

Montreal, Quebec — June 29, 2016 — Quebec’s automotive recycling association, ARPAC, has announced the successful completion of its annual golf tournament. The 19th Annual ARPAC Foundation Golf Tournament was held at the Golf Club of the Island of Montreal. As usual when it comes to industry golf tournaments, there was more to the event than […]

ARAAC Annual Meeting includes trade show for the first time

The ARAAC meeting included updates on other regions across the country from ARC board members, including Neil James from BC.

Halifax, Nova Scotia — June 15, 2016 — The Automotive Recyclers Association of Atlantic Canada (ARAAC) has concluded its annual meeting for 2016. Previously, the association had met twice a year in the spring and fall. This year the decision was made to move to one larger meeting. Judging by attendance, it seems like ARAAC […]

Tire Take 2016 helps fulfill dreams

Recycled tires can be turned into many useful consumer goods, including environmentally-friendly mulch.

Toronto, Ontario — June 15, 2016 — Tire Take Back has officially concluded for another year, but its positive impacts will continue throughout the rest of 2016 and beyond. This year marks the seventh annual Tire Take Back event, a joint effort of Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA) and Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS), in conjunction […]

OARA announces scholarship recipients for 2016/2017

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London, Ontario – June 1, 2016 — The Board of Directors of the Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the post-secondary education funding for 2016/2017. The Scholarship Program generates funds from a number of sources, all culminating at the OARA Conference. The annual “cat drive,” where member recyclers are […]

Scout Environmental honours Golden Switch Award recipients

The team at LKQ Lecavalier in Ste-Sophie, Quebec with their Golden Switch Award. The award celebrates five consecutive years of active participation in the Switch Out program.

By Alan Sovran Toronto, Ontario — June 1, 2016 — Switch Out, Canada’s national automotive mercury switch recovery program, would like to take the opportunity to recognize the outstanding and continued efforts of the automotive recyclers that participate in the program. Over 950 businesses from across Canada have recovered mercury switches from end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) […]