Why membership in CARI is an investment in your company

CARI gives members a collective credible voice to address policy-related issues with various levels of government


Our registered lobbyist advocates for the industry to minimize the negative effects of government legislation and regulations at the local, provincial, national and international levels. CARI actively educates both governments and the public on issues that have been subject to unnecessary regulations or restrictions on recycling.


CARI organizes major networking events involving hundreds of key players in the Canadian and North American recycling industry. Our annual convention, golf tournaments, chapter meetings and consumers’ night all enable members to meet and do business.


CARI uses videos, speaking engagements, and the media to promote our industry to the public and the government. We keep members apprised of activity within the association and developments within the industry through newsletters, bulletins, chapter meetings, and our website. Members have access to CARI staff to assist them in their local public relations activities.


Full-time CARI staff provide members with crucial resources to effectively operate their business. Each CARI member company receives an Environmental Management Handbook, Human Resources Manual, Health and Safety Manual, all of which have been written specifically for the recycling industry. Members receive an annual membership directory as well as access to the online directory.

Regional Information Pages

Located in CARI’s online members area, these pages provide links to keep up-to-date on current regulations and recommended practices that affect the recycling industry. Offered in French and English, and organized by province, these resources address key issues such as Metal Theft, ELV Standards, Fire Safety, Employee Health and Labour Codes, Environmental Protection, Transportation, and Handling Special Materials.

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Even more benefits

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