S-U-VANDALISM: SUVs targeted by activists, tires deflated in environmental crimes

Kitchener, Ontario — In a bizarre act of so-called justice, environmental activists in Kitchener have claimed responsibility after deflating tires of over 30 SUVs. Admissions from the group come after Waterloo police received more than 30 calls of property damage overnight Sunday. The damage comes from parked SUVs within the Glasgow Heights and Stanley Park […]

Save the Date: ARAAC 2022 Convention returns to Truro, Nova Scotia

Truro, Nova Scotia — Mark your calendars, auto recyclers–you’ve got plans this fall! The Automotive Recyclers Association of Atlantic Canada (ARAAC) will host its 2022 Convention over two days, on Sept. 30, 2022, and Oct. 1, 2022. Held at the Inn on Prince in Truro, N.S., the festivities will kick off Friday, Sept. 30 with […]

Recycler in the Race: Ontario auto recycler to run for local mayor

Erin, Ontario — Rob Smith, owner and president of Erin Auto Recyclers, is running for mayor. Smith has owned the local recycler since 2005 and was first elected to Erin’s council in 2014. He told Elora Fergus Today that running for mayor feels like “a natural progression from his eight years on the council” and […]

Aussie ELVs: Australia announces plan to recycle 700,000 end-of-life motor vehicles per year

Canberra, Australia — The Motor Trades Association of Australia (MTAA) and the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) are working on a comprehensive business plan to deliver a road map for an end-of-life vehicle recycling scheme under the National Product Stewardship Program. In late March, Sussan Ley, Australia’s federal environmental minister, and Trevor Evans, assistant […]


ARPAC CEO Simon Matte has shared four comments with Environment Canada on electrification in the automotive industry and its implications for auto recyclers. MATTE’S MANDATE When it comes to electric vehicle batteries, Quebec’s Association of Auto Parts Recyclers (ARPAC) share a question in common with much of the general Canadian public: “What end of life […]