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

Vice Chairman

Executive Committee

Jim LeBrun, Powerhouse Recycled Auto & Truck Parts, Cumberland

Stuart Ady, Ernie’s Used Auto Parts, Castlegar

Wade Tearne, D&M Auto Recycling, Lumby
Tom Charlton, Pro Auto Recyclers, Surrey
Brad Campbell, Super L’ Auto, Chilliwack
Neil James, Empire Abbotsford Recycled Auto Parts, Abbotsford
Matt Reid, Reid’s Auto, Burnaby
Lorne Denneus, Highway 4 Salvage, Coombs
Ed Wasney, Wasney Automotive, Burnaby
Bryan Thomas, BC Auto Wrecking, Nanaimo
Amanda James, Empire Abbotsford Recycled Auto Parts, Abbotsford

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.

B.C. Auto Recyclers Division News

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Toyota Hybrid Battery Takeback Program

The Automotive Retailers Association (ARA) wishes to thank all the auto recyclers who participated in the recent Toyota EV battery survey. The results of the ...
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Auto Parts Locating System: Allied vs Car-Part

The Automotive Retailers Association (ARA) conducted an industry survey on locating and purchasing recycled parts. The survey results are below. In September of 2021, the ...
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