We don’t just scrap cars! Here’s how SCRAP-IT aligns with provincial Acts and Regulations, helps government to achieve its objectives, provides positive environmental and financial benefits to all British Columbians, supports the local economy an jobs, and contributes to public health and safety.
SCRAP-IT is a not-for-profit Society that has successfully delivered provincial, federal and privately funded incentive/rebate programs for over 20 years. We are proud to say that we have provided solid financial stewardship to over $64 million in funding and grants to-date.
New vehicle sales are one of the most effective means to stimulate renewed economic activity. They were widespread and effective across the globe as a response to the 2008 economic crash. BC was already well placed to leverage the existing SCRAP-IT Program to not only deliver economic stimulus, but to also achieve substantial environmental and climate change benefits. New vehicle sales lead to increased insurance premiums, purchase of upgrades, options and accessories. Sales are also directly linked to the overall performance of the economy, and are a strong indicator of consumer confidence.
Total incentives provided to customers by SCRAP-IT
Same for ZAPBC
Incentives paid towards purchase of replacement vehicles
Incentives paid towards purchase of electric vehicles
Incentives paid to all others
Average incentive value per customer
Rebates paid for ev chargers
Retail value of replacement vehicles purchased from NCD
Retail value of replacement electric vehicles purchased from NCD
Average sale price of replacement vehicles
Average sale price of replacement electric vehicles
Total PST/GST/HST revenue generated on all replacement vehicle sales
Number of Participating NCD
Number of Participating Bike Retailers
Number of Car Share Organizations
Number of Scrap Car Locations
Improved air quality leads to improved public health, thus lowering overall pressure on the health system.
Improved road safety reduces accidents and reduces need for emergency care and long-term care.
Increased bicycle use provides exercise and improves health.
Safe removal and disposal of toxic components from recycled vehicles lowers the probability of public exposure and subsequent chronic health problems.
Improves overall road safety
Old vehicles were built to less stringent safety standards, and their safety deteriorates with age.
New vehicles are built to better standards, and they have not deteriorated.
Safer vehicles are less likely to be involved in accidents, and when they are involved, their occupants are better protected, thus leading to less severe injuries, less expensive medical care, and lower insurance payouts.
Hundreds of jobs in BC depend in part of SCRAP-IT, car dealers, bicycle retailers, care share providers, EV charger installers, and scrap metal recyclers