It’s Time To Get Your Older, Higher Polluting Vehicle Off the Road
Cash4ucars4us.com Has its roots in the original National Vehicle Scrappage Program introduced by the federal government to provide incentives for people to trade in their older, higher-polluting vehicles, resulting in cleaner air and a healthier environment.
There are currently 18 million light vehicles registered for use on Canadian roads. The average lifespan of a vehicle in the 1960s was just less than 162,000 km. Today this is approaching 225,000 km.¹ This means that Canadians can and often do keep their old vehicles on the road for years longer than they used to.
Where you take your vehicle when it reaches the end of the road can make the difference between an environmental disaster and responsible earth stewardship. The truth is, not everybody handles end-of-life and accidental vehicles the way we do.
It’s almost unbelievable, but there are some scrap operations who buy cars just to crush them and sell them for the value of the metal, allowing toxic fluids and heavy metals to escape into the soil and groundwater. They don’t recycle any usable parts and pay no regard to the damage they’re doing to the environment.