Switch Out

Switch Out is a national program designed to remove, collect and manage mercury-containing convenience lighting switches and anti-lock braking system (ABS) sensor modules in end-of-life vehicles before they are flattened, shredded and recycled into new steel.
This award-winning program is funded and supported by Canada’s steel and automotive industries through the Canadian Steel Producers Association (CSPA) and Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association (CVMA), and currently works in partnership with the Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC) and the Canadian Association of Recycling Industries (CARI) to deliver Switch Out to all provinces and territories in Canada. All recyclers and dismantlers in Canada are encouraged to join. This collaborative effort will assist the steel and automotive industries in meeting the new federal notice to prepare and implement pollution prevention plans in respect of mercury releases from end-of-life vehicles processed by steel mills.