The purpose of the Voluntary Processing Standard for Recyclers of Major Appliances (“MARR Processing Standard”) is to articulate best practices in, and support efforts of, all participants in the metal recycling industry to improve the environmental practices associated with the decommissioning and recycling of end-of-life major appliances.

The MARR Processing Standard has been developed by the Major Appliances Recycling Roundtable (MARR) in fulfillment of its commitment under the government approved British Columbia (BC) Major Appliance Stewardship Plan (“Stewardship Plan”) for the management of major household appliances at end-of-life. It exists for the use of individuals, corporations and municipal governments in BC who are engaged in the pre-processing or decommissioning of some or all of the products covered under the Stewardship Plan, and who are interested in furthering MARR’s objectives of:

  1. Improving the environmental outcomes associated with major appliances recycling; and,
  2. Improving the measurement and oversight of the performance of the existing market-based major appliances recycling system.

The MARR Processing Standard is voluntary. However, it is based largely on existing regulatory requirements applicable to the management of end-of-life major appliances. Members of the metal collection industry are encouraged to become a signatory to the MARR Processing Standard as a statement to consumers and the rest of the metal recycling industry of their commitment to the responsible management of end-of-life appliances and their compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

The Voluntary Processing Standard is available for download.

The following is a list of metal collection facilities that are signatories to the MARR Voluntary Processing Standard.

Name City
B-Line Appliance Recycling Vancouver
Fraser Valley Metal Exchange Maple Ridge
Regional Recycling – (Old Victoria Road) Nanaimo
Regional Recycling – (Hayes Road) Nanaimo
Happy Stan's Recycling Services Ltd. Port Coquitlam
Everclear Recycling Mission
Smokey Creek Salvage Ltd. Nelson
Alberni Clayoquot Regional District (West Coast Landfill) Ucluelet
Alberni Valley Landfill Port Alberni
Allied Salvage And Metals Ltd. Richmond
ASM Squamish Scrap Metal Ltd. Squamish
Thorsen Creek Waste & Recycling Depot Bella Coola
Capt'n Crunch Auto Wrecking Ltd. Abbotsford
ABC Metals Recycling Campbell River
ABC Metals Recycling Burnaby
ABC Metals Recycling Prince George
ABC Metals Recycling Surrey
ABC Metals Recycling Kelowna
ABC Metals Recycling Terrace
ABC Metals Recycling Fort St. John
ABC Metals Recycling Nanaimo
Schnitzer Steel Cassidy
Schnitzer Steel Campbell River
Schnitzer Steel Victoria
Schnitzer Steel Surrey
Schnitzer Steel Duncan
Central Salvage Ltd Kamloops
Williams Lake Scrap Metal Recycling Williams Lake
Williams Scrap Metal Recycling Victoria

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