What can I do with my old junk car?

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Some recycling and solid waste facilities are temporarily closed, operating with reduced hours, or accepting a limited range of materials – please call ahead. Consider delaying your visit to facilities unless absolutely necessary by storing dry recyclables and other items at home temporarily.

The Automotive Recyclers' Environmental Association (AREA) have developed a province-wide vehicle retirement program to ensure waste products from end-of-life vehicles are managed in accordance with all municipal, provincial and federal laws. All member auto recyclers are certified with the Provincial Ministry of Environment. All of the auto recyclers listed by our organization are BC Auto Recycler members, and have met these strict environmental standards. For local options, contact the RCBC Recycling Hotline.  

If your vehicle has been insured for the last 6 months, you may qualify for the BC SCRAP-IT program. This program offers a long list of incentives for trading in your old car, including: transit passes, bicycles, car-sharing memberships, or cash. Need more information? Contact the BC SCRAP-IT program directly.

Alternatively, there are several programs in BC that collect scrap cars as charitable donations, contact the BC Recycling Hotline at 604-732-9253 or 1-800-667-4321 for more information specific to your area. 

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