SCRAP-IT is now registered and operating in Alberta.
We believe we can make the same positive climate change and environmental impacts here in Alberta as we have seen in BC.
The program focuses on adoption of clean technologies (BEV, PHEV vehicles and charging equipment). We produce measurable CO2 (greenhouse gas emissions) and exhaust pollutant reductions, accelerated fleet renewal (early retirement) and manage the end-of-life for ICE vehicles.
The Society partners with private organizations such as car dealers, electric bike retailers, car share companies, transit companies and scrap suppliers province-wide to achieve its goals. These partnerships help SCRAP-IT offer multiple and innovative clean transportation options (including rebates).
All scrapped vehicles are permanently dismantled, crushed, shredded and sold into secondary metal markets. Prior to shredding, all dismantling, draining of fluids, etc. is undertaken and meets the environmental requirements of the Canadian Auto Recyclers’ Environmental Code (CAREC).
Replacing a fossil fuel burning vehicle with a hybrid, plug-in hybrid or electric will have a significant impact on carbon and GHG reduction.
From January 1, 2015, to May 1, 2020, SCRAP-IT has removed 6,251 ICE vehicles off the road permanently and replaced them with battery electric vehicles. The result of this is a reduction of 75,912 metric tonnes of CO2. A significant achievement—imagine 75,912 hot air balloons in the sky all at once!