There are many economic and financial benefits related to our program. Below is just one good example.
SCRAP-IT can convert a $4 million grant from the BC Provincial Government into $11.5 million dollars in PST revenue for the province.
Climate Change Accountability Act
SCRAP-IT helps government achieve the BC Greenhouse gas emissions target levels by permanently removing internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles off the road and providing rebates and incentives to BC residents who want to move to cleaner forms of transportation (electric vehicles, transit, e-bikes and/or car share). Government’s plan “requires greenhouse gases in B.C. to be 16% below 2007 levels by 2025. It provides a benchmark on the road to B.C.’s legislated emission targets for 2030, 2040 and 2050 of 40%, 60% and 80% below 2007 levels, respectively.” Aside from home heating sources, ICE vehicles represent the next biggest CO2 emitter in a single household’s carbon footprint.
Zero Emission Vehicles Act
SCRAP-IT helps the provincial government meet its 2025, 2030 and 2040 targets for new light-duty motor vehicle sales in BC by not only requiring the permanent removal of a fossil fuel vehicle off the road permanently, but by ensuring the highest rebates we offer are for the cleanest vehicles – battery electric. We believe that its one thing to have new technology available for the public to buy but its also important to remove and permanently dispose of fossil fuel vehicles in an environmentally proper way, so that it will not be resold into the marketplace and continue polluting.
Environmental Management Act, Part 6 – Clean Air Provisions
SCRAP-IT has always ensured that the approved replacement vehicles in our program are of the model year such that they were built with the approved emission control systems required to meet the then current emission control standards and/or regulations. For example, when the program first began, customers were required to scrap a 1996 or older vehicle and purchase a 2004 or newer vehicle. At the time, the 2004 and newer models were expected to meet the most current (at the time) emission control standards. Today our focus is on electric vehicles which are 100% emission free.
Environmental Management Act – Vehicle Dismantling and Recycling Industry Environmental Planning Regulation
Our scrap vehicle partners must have a waste management plan describing how they will follow the Act. These plans are subject to audit by the Ministry of Environment.
Environmental Management Act – Hazardous Waste Regulation
Our scrap vehicle partners handle hazardous waste from vehicles regularly. The waste management plan must describe how each of the following hazardous substances will be removed from wet vehicles at their facilities: ozone depleting substances and other halocarbons; oils, brake fluids, solvents, fuels and other hydrocarbons; antifreeze; lead and lead-acid batteries; tires; mercury switches; windshield washer fluid
Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Renewable and Low Carbon Fuel Requirements) Act
SCRAP-IT has assisted obligated parties under the Regulation to meet the carbon intensity (reduction) requirements.
This report is US-based but logically applies to vehicles sold in Canada as well.