An update from Steve Fletcher, managing director of the Automotive Recyclers of Canada By Steve Fletcher Last year marked my 30th year in the auto recycling industry, and change has been one constant throughout. It looks like 2023 will be more of the same, but will also show what a resilient, responsive group of businesses […]


By Allison Rogers and Steve Fletcher Automotive recyclers are a pretty cool lot. You’re known to be a passionate and tight-knit group, always seeking to introduce new practices to position themselves ahead of the curve—but never refusing to share your trade secrets in support of the betterment of our industry. That fact did not need […]

B.C. is EVFriendly: ARA launches EV confidence initiative aimed to inform industry professionals

Victoria, British Columbia — The Automotive Retailers Association of British Columbia (ARA) has announced the launch of EVfriendly, an initiative designed to cultivate a higher degree of confidence in zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) ownership in the province. According to the ARA, this new program helps ensure that only trained and qualified industry professionals are selling, servicing, […]

OARA Conference highlights role of auto recycling in a sustainable economy

A selection of photos from the 2016 OARA Conference. Check out the gallery below for more!

By Mike Davey and Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — March 23, 2016 — The Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA) has concluded its 2016 Conference and Trade Show. The OARA Conference is the single largest auto recycling event in Canada, drawing attendees and presenters from well outside of Ontario. The conference took place March 18 to […]

ARAAC approves two members at general meeting

ARAAC approves two members at general meeting

Halifax, Nova Scotia — October 28, 2015 — Auto recyclers and industry associates recently gathered for the annual Automotive Recyclers Association of Atlantic Canada (ARAAC) meeting where two new direct members were welcomed to the fold. “We have grown as an association and now have 32 direct members in ARAAC, in addition to our 10 […]

Volleyball team sees tremendous support from auto recycling industry

Volleyball team sees tremendous support from auto recycling industry

By Steve Fletcher London, Ontario — June 17, 2015 — This season, the Forest City 15U Green Team from London, Ontario had a very successful volleyball season, in part due to good coaching, talented athletes, dedicated parents — and the support of the Canadian auto recycling industry. As Managing Director of the Automotive Recyclers of […]

Auto recyclers gather for B-CAR 2015 meeting

Richmond, British Columbia — April 22, 2015 — Recyclers from across the country will converge on Richmond this weekend for the Automotive Retailers Association’s (ARA) B-CAR 2015 mid-year meeting. The BC Auto Recyclers Division of ARA tees off its two-day convention at 11 a.m. on April 24 with the Merv Storzuk Memorial Golf Tournament at the […]

SARA, AARDA announce May conference lineup

Canmore, Alberta — March 24, 2015 — Automotive recyclers from provincial associations in Saskatchewan and Alberta have announced the details of their upcoming joint meeting. The Saskatchewan Auto Recyclers Association (SARA) and the Alberta Automotive Recyclers and Dismantlers Association (AARDA) will be hosting a unique conference experience for members, associate members, suppliers and friends on May […]