Switch Out’s FINAL sweep

By CRM staff Toronto, Ontario — October 17, 2018 — The Switch Out program is calling out for its final sweep as it is ending this year. The award-winning program began in 2001 designed to remove, collect and manage mercury-containing convenience lighting switches and anti-lock braking system sensor modules in end-of-life vehicles before they are […]

A hidden hero in the industry

By Lindsey Cooke Toronto, Ontario — August 23, 2018 — Darrell Pitman, the owner of P&G Parts in North Bay has participated in multiple programs, events and causes for the auto recycling community. He recently attended the Tundra Take-Back this year for the third time. This time he was the only auto-recycler there among the team. Tundra Take-Back […]

Tundra Take-Back continues clean-up efforts in 2016

On the scene at one of the Tundra Take-Back locations in 2016. A big part of the project involves professional automotive recyclers training local people to maintain the clean-up efforts in an environmentally conscious way.

By Shelby Kerbel Toronto, Ontario — November 23, 2016 — Many communities in Canada’s far north face significant challenges with effective vehicle recycling. Typically, end-of-life vehicles are simply piled up at the local dump. It’s a daunting task, but the Tundra Take-Back project proves that where there’s a will, there’s a way. The project started […]

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 […]

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) […]

Grants in Gear application deadline extended

Grants in Gear logo.

Toronto, Ontario — May 8, 2016 — The Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC) and Scout Environmental have extended the application deadline for the Grants in Gear funding program. Non-governmental organizations, entrepreneurs and municipal/governmental bodies now have until June 12, 2016 to apply for funding for project ideas that seek tangible results in emissions reductions or […]

Grants in Gear returns for 2016

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London, Ontario — April 6, 2016 — Eight organizations across Canada have benefitted from the Grants in Gear program so far, and the next year will bring these benefits to even more organizations. The Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC) has partnered with Scout Environmental to offer Grants in Gear for a third year. program will […]