Toronto, Ontario – The national Car Heaven program is reminding Canadians that they can help the environment and their wallets by taking higher-polluting vehicles 2003 and older permanently off the road.

Managed by Summerhill Impact, the Car Heaven program supports charities across the country. Canadians who participate will receive rewards that include charitable tax receipts from their selected Car Heaven charities, alternative transportation incentives where available, and a free tow up to $200. They are also assured that the vehicle will be recycled in an environmentally responsible manner.

“Most people don’t realize that 2003 model year and older vehicles can produce up to 39 times more smog-forming pollutants than cars manufactured today,” said Fatima Crerar of Summerhill Impact. “That’s why we are encouraging Canadians to retire these cars early and permanently remove them from our roads by offering Car Heaven, a rewarding, free and convenient program to participate in.”

Since its launch in 2000, Car Heaven and its program partners have retired more than 123,500 vehicles, resulting in a reduction of almost 5,000 tonnes of smog-forming emissions and generating more than $3.6 million for its affiliated charities. For more information, visit Car Heaven.

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