Canadian Auto Recyclers' Environmental Code
The Canadian Auto Recyclers’ Environmental Code (CAREC)

The National Code of Practice for Automotive Recyclers (CoP) was developed in 2008 for recyclers participating in the National Vehicle Recycling Program - Retire Your Ride. Given the popularity and success of the CoP, it was decided to ensure that it should remain in use after the Retire Your Ride program ended in March 2011. Accordingly the CoP was renamed the Canadian Auto Recyclers’ Environmental Code (CAREC) and its scope expanded to cover all end-of- life vehicles (and not only vehicles targeted by the Retire Your Ride program). CAREC provides recyclers with the most relevant information and tools to prevent hazardous materials contained in end-of-life vehicles from contaminating our water, land, and air during and after the vehicle recycling process.

This guideline has been updated, in keeping with the latest regulations and policies.

CAREC is an invaluable resource for automotive recyclers, outlining best practices for the environmentally sound management of end-of-life vehicles (ELV).  We encourage all auto recyclers throughout Canada to adopt the Code into their business practice.

To convey the legal and mandatory requirements before, during, and after the recycling process and promote best management practices within the industry;
To promote pollution prevention and the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) in the vehicle recovery industry to reduce the ecological impact of the automotive sector; and
To ensure that there is a consistent set of practices that are aligned, as much as possible, with federal, provincial, and municipal laws and regulations, as well as with product and industry stewardship programs, where applicable.
The Code is available to all automotive recyclers and dismantlers for download here.

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Canadian Auto Recyclers' Environmental Code was developed by the Automotive Recyclers of Canada.

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