Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association hosts anticipated Convention and Trade Show Story by ALLISON ROGERS The members of the Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA) surely had a weekend to remember as the association hosted its 2022 Convention and Trade Show from March 29 through April 2, marking the first time the event had taken place since […]

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 […]

Signals of Strength: Auto recycling sector’s pandemic power attracts investment, say consultants

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— As an essential business amid COVID-19, the strength of the North American automotive recycling sector has been thoroughly demonstrated⁠—and investors are taking note. During the first of the Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association’s (OARA) virtual training series, guest speakers Rob Rainwater, Mike Kunkel and Lee Worman from Profit Team Consulting discussed the various […]

Paul D’Adamo “The Bounty Hunter” to present at OARA

By CRM staff Toronto, Ontario — March 20, 2019 — Paul D’Adamo from Rebuilders Automotive SupplyCores otherwise known as the “Bounty Hunter” will be presenting at the Ontario Auto Recyclers Association conference and tradeshow in less than two weeks. “Come to Meadowvale 2019, the premiere Canadian Auto Recycling convention and tradeshow to learn about opportunities for […]

Reinforcing the rules

Toronto, Ontario — February 7, 2019 — The proper process of recycling End of Life Vehicles (ELV) has become an issue for many provinces in Canada. Setting up standardized regulations is a strategy that is being implemented by many auto recycling associations in order to reinforce the proper way of dismantling a vehicle without disrupting […]

Tire Take Back fundraising cracks $1 million

Representatives of OARA, OFA, OTS, the Sunshine Foundation, Early's Auto Parts and the city of Alliston gather for the official cheque presentation at Early's Auto Parts.

Toronto, Ontario — October 5, 2016 — It’s been another successful year for Tire Take Back. This year, the tire recycling blitz collected 64,623 tires to raise $117,998 in support of the Sunshine Foundation of Canada. Early’s Auto Parts in Alliston, Ontario came out on top, collecting 15,346 tires, resulting in $21,491 of the total […]

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 […]

Tire Take Back 2015 continues to grow with farmers in the mix

Tire Take Back 2015 continues to grow with farmers in the mix

London, Ontario — June 17, 2015 By Mike Davey For the last six years, the Tire Take Back event has been turning discarded tires into community benefits and helping to fulfill dreams for kids. This year marks six years of The Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA) raising funds for Sunshine Foundation through its Tire Take […]