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
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 Wasney, Wasney Automotive, Burnaby
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BCAR Frequently Asked Questions
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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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 …