Car Heaven was initiated in 2002 and run by Scout (formerly Summerhill Impact) until 2011, when the program was transitioned to ARC, who continues to deliver it. Car Heaven rewards and enables Canadians to get their high-polluting older vehicles permanently off the road and promotes a shift to cleaner transportation alternatives.
Older vehicles can be up to 39 times more polluting than newer models. With the introduction of new technologies, 2003 year models and younger are better for the environment and consume 20-40% less gas.
This program brought together a network of automotive recyclers, charitable partners, and program participants to ensure the retirement and proper recycling of older polluting vehicles.