Ford Motor Company of Canada is assisting Canadians to responsibly retire older vehicles and get into a new Ford with a program called Recycle Your Ride (RYR). Running during May and June of 2015, Recycle Your Ride awards up to $2,500 toward the purchase or lease of a new Ford vehicle when a 2008 model year or older vehicle of any make/model is brought into a Ford dealership for recycling.
The Blue Oval is working with the Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC) to recycle the vehicles. According to the ARC, approximately 83 percent of an average vehicle’s content by weight can be recycled, which is just one reason why it is important to ensure that an end-of-life vehicle ends up in the hands of a responsible automotive recycler or dismantler, like Ford of Canada and its dealers.
Since 2009, Ford dealers have helped more than 69,500 customers recycle older vehicles.
Participating In The Program
To participate in Ford’s Recycle Your Ride program, customers need to bring their 2008 model year or older vehicle to their local Ford dealer.
The vehicle can be from any make or model and must have been insured for at least the last three months.
In addition, customers can receive up to $2,500* in cash towards the purchase or lease of a new Ford vehicle.
A few notes about the program:
- Cash incentives vary based on the new vehicle purchased
- Some exceptions to the $2,500 amount apply
- See your Ford store for rules and regulations
Recovering Materials From Recycling
Ford says that it focuses on achieving the highest economically viable and environmentally sound recovery percentage through various means, including the selection of materials, labeling, and providing information to dismantlers on materials and methods for treatment.
In addition, vehicles contain hazardous materials such as mercury, lead, refrigerants, antifreeze, oils and gasoline and other fluids. These must be carefully removed and responsibly managed, and choosing Ford’s Recycle Your Ride program means that these materials do not end up polluting the environment.