Pier-Olivier LarochelleSales Director
Founded in 1981, Universal Recycling Center salvages damaged auto and truck parts. This company’s eco-friendly approach has made it a specialist in used parts for any kind of vehicle. Because we process more than 1,500 damaged vehicles per year, Universal Recycling Center has an inventory of more than 400,000 new and used parts.
Since its founding, the company has grown continually and raised the standards of the automotive recycling industry. We are the proud holders of a certificate of authorization, issued by the Ministère du Développement Durable, Environnement et Lutte Contre les Changements Climatiques, according to the Environment Quality Act regarding the operations of recycling centres for end-of-life vehicles.
Based in Val-d’Or, Abitibi-Témiscamingue, the company has received several awards and honours. It is Gold Seal certified, making it part of an exclusive group of Canadian recyclers that hold this honour. This certification ensures professional, quality service on recycled OEM parts. Universal Recycling Center is also recognized by the Certified Automotive Recycler Program (CAR) for its compliance with environmental standards, safety protocols and procedures and business standards and ethics. It also received the business of the year and market development award from the Val-d’Or chamber of commerce in 2004. In 1998, it received the Automotive Recycler Association’s award for the company with the most improved image. Universal Recycling Center now ranks among the most well structured companies in the industry.