B.C. Auto Recyclers Division

The B.C. Auto Recyclers Division (BCAR) represents the interest of auto recycling and dismantling businesses in B.C. The auto recycling industry has transformed itself in more recent times, becoming a leader in initiatives to protect the environment. End-of-life vehicles can contain a number of hazardous materials, such as oil, gas, antifreeze and other fluids, batteries, and even mercury. All of these materials must be handled and properly disposed of to prevent them from contaminating the environment. Auto recyclers remove reusable parts from wrecked vehicles and sell them. These are referred to as “green recycled parts” and they are often an economical alternative to new parts.

BCAR Executive Committee

Division Chair

Executive Committee

Jim LeBrun, Powerhouse Recycled Auto & Truck Parts, Cumberland

Stuart Ady, Ernie’s Used Auto Parts, Castlegar
Tom Charlton, Pro Auto Recyclers, Surrey
Lorne Denneus, Highway 4 Salvage, Coombs
Neil James, Empire Abbotsford Recycled Auto Parts, Abbotsford
Wade Tearnie, D&M Auto Recycling, Lumby
Bryan Thomas, BC Auto Wrecking, Nanaimo
Ed Tretwold, Coast Import Auto Supply, Richmond
Ed Wasney, Wasney Automotive, Burnaby

BCAR Contact Information:
Ken Hendricks, Senior Industry Relations Advisor

BCAR Frequently Asked Questions

Answer: Start with the guidebook, ICBC Standards of Performance for Recycled Parts.

The ARA has developed online courses for auto recyclers. Course AR103 is all about standards of performance. You will find it on the ARA Training Centre of Excellence website.

Answer: Yes – the ARA has launched an employment website at AutoCareersBC.ca that includes career profiles, links to training resources, and a job bank where employers can post job vacancies.

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