To Recycle Your Car, Truck, Van, or SUV Call: (867) 322-1689
*Raven partners with Urban Auto Recycling to Recycle Cars (https://urbanautorecycling.ca/)*
Have a vehicle on your property that has run its last kilometer? Raven and Urban Auto Recycling will safely retire your ride!
Step 1: Call Urban Auto Recycling to book an appointment to bring in your vehicle: (867) 322-1689
Step 2: Drop off your vehicle at Urban Auto (171 Industrial Rd – right beside Raven)
Step 3: Urban Auto will remove all of the hazardous fluids and parts from the car
Step 4: Raven then receives the vehicles and crushes them. The vehicles are then shipped south through an extensive recycling network.
*Urban Auto offers low-cost towing within Whitehorse City limits. Owners from outside of Whitehorse are responsible for transportation of the vehicle(s) to Raven.
The fee is $325 per vehicle. This covers the costs of depollutionizing, labour, and shipping.
Vehicle recycling is an ongoing issue in Yukon. Due to the lack of consistent vehicle recycling services, very few Yukon vehicles leave the Territory. This has led to hazardous piles of cars being pushed into the forest or left rotting in the corners of properties.
Raven has set an ambitious goal to solve this issue.
Today, we have completed facility upgrades, specialized equipment purchases, and strategic investments to provide a vehicle recycling service to Yukoners. We did not achieve this goal through Government subsidies or donations but through business development and a willingness to take a risk to help our communities.
We now have all the tools and local business-partnerships needed to provide responsible and rapid vehicle recycling.
Can I bring my car to Raven for recycling?
Appointments are needed for auto-recycling. Before bringing your vehicle in, call (867) 322-1689. Vehicles are accepted at Urban Auto which is next door to us and we do the end recycling (including the CRUSHING).
Why does it cost $325 when down south I can get paid for recycling my car?
Yukon is far from the factories that turn crushed cars into new materials and we can only put so many cars on a truck. This means that although crushed vehicles have financial value when sold in the south, the amount Raven makes is far less than what it takes to cover the shipping and labour costs. This price is set based on the current market value for crushed vehicles and we regularly review the pricing to ensure the lowest possible price.
I am confused, does Raven recycle cars or is it Urban Auto?
Both Raven and Urban Auto have a part to play in recycling vehicles! Recycling cars is not a simple process and it requires various facilities, equipment, and insurance. Raven does not have auto-mechanic facilities or a facility for handling hazardous materials. As part of Raven’s mandate, we work to partner with local businesses where there is mutual benefit towards achieving community goals. That is why we are partnered with Urban Auto, who have the capabilities to safely remove all hazardous materials from vehicles. Raven then uses its extensive experience and networks in recycling to prepare the cars for shipping and sale to end-markets.
Why recycle end-of-life vehicles?
Abandoned vehicles are a problem in Yukon. It’s time to develop a sustainable plan for vehicles at the end of their life.
Recycling your vehicle ensures hazardous materials don’t contaminate our landscapes, leak into our precious water and soil.
Over 88% of a vehicle is recyclable and it is one of the most developed recycling industries Auto-recycling saves energy.
Recycling metals saves vast amounts of energy compared to mining and producing new materials.
Why are abandoned vehicles bad?
Apart from how bad they look in our beautiful landscape? Vehicles contain hazardous materials that have the potential to leak out and contaminate soil, water, and air. These contaminants include engine oil, fuel, antifreeze, air-conditioner refrigerants, lead, and asbestos which are poisonous for us and for wildlife. Contaminants can also build up in the soil and water – and remain present even after the vehicle is removed. They also contain other physical hazards such as broken glass, flammable materials, and sharp edges.