The Automotive Recyclers’ Environmental Association (AREA) was formed in the fall of 1997.   AREA is a non-profit association and the Board of Directors is comprised of members from the automotive recycling industry. 

The purpose of AREA is to develop and implement an Environmental Certification Program for the automotive recycling industry by:

  • developing and administering the environmental certification process to ensure the environmentally safe removal, transportation, reuse or recycling of hazardous materials;
  • overseeing the communication of information and the on-going training of the industry;
  • working in partnership with the Ministry of Environment, Environment Canada, the Insurance Corporation of BC and other partners to develop, implement and administer the environmental management system for automotive recyclers in an effective and efficient manner.

Currently there are 205 automotive recyclers enrolled in AREA’s Environmental Certification Program.  Please contact Mr. Colin McKean at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like more information about AREA’s Environmental Certification Program for automotive recyclers.