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Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association

No longer called auto wreckers, scrapyards or junkyards – today’s modern professional auto recyclers process end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) for auto parts reuse and materials recycling, with the highest regard for the environment and safety.

The Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA) has been the voice of the auto recycling industry in Ontario since 1992. OARA has kept Auto Recyclers and other industry stakeholders informed and involved with input and information into current industry trends and government legislative initiatives that affect the auto recycling industry. In addition, as the membership grows, numerous membership benefits are now available to enhance each member’s business opportunities, productivity and profitability – including the opportunities to sell more Green Recycled Parts, and acquire more end-of-life vehicles (ELVs).

Since its inception, OARA has been a working partner with our Members to improve the practices within the industry and to collectively promote the benefits of responsible auto recycling with the general public, provincial and local governments and key stakeholders.

As a founding Member of the Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC), OARA has been at the forefront of the professional auto recycling industry.

Modern Auto Recycling

Recycled Parts Warehouse

Progressive Auto Recycling

Forget the old “junk yard dog” image of the auto recycler. Using modern business practices and strict environmental controls, today’s recyclers provide low cost, high quality used auto parts in a way that benefits the consumer, the industry and the earth. In doing so, they help to reduce insurance rates, vehicle repair bills and staggering amounts of pollution.

  • Good for the Earth

    Good for the Earth

    Re-using quality parts from another vehicle is perhaps the purest form of recycling. Not only will you be preventing a mountain of waste from ending up in landfill, you’ll be reducing the need for new products to be manufactured. That saves energy and resources and reduces the harmful emissions that result from the manufacturing process.

  • Good for Your Wallet

    Good for Your Wallet

    You’ll significantly reduce your vehicle repair cost without sacrificing quality when you make the switch to recycled green parts. In fact, road-tested and guaranteed green parts are generally about half the price of new OEM replacement parts.

  • Good for Your Vehicle

    Good for Your Vehicle

    You can rest assured that the recycled parts you purchase will be right for your vehicle because they’re the original OEM parts made for your vehicle — the original specifications, the perfect fit, the right performance.

Retire Your Vehicle

Whether you’re looking to sell your vehicle or donating it to charity, make sure it goes to the certified ARC Recycler near you so it’s handled properly.