ARA News: Rebuilders Under the Same Regulations as Recyclers

Environment Canada says it makes no distinction between the export of rebuildable salvage and dismantling purposes only salvage.

by Ken Hendricks

The export of unprocessed dismantling purposes only (DPO) salvage is prohibited under Canadian environmental regulation unless the hazardous wastes have been removed and disposed of in the manner specified by the regulations. It was always thought that the regulation applied to DPO but not to rebuildable salvage. The distinction was always assumed to be a semantic one; however, we have learned that this distinction does not apply to the export of salvage…

This article originally appeared in the 2016 Q4 issue of ARA News. Click here to view the rest of the article.