DENVER -- Just in time for Earth Day this Friday, the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association has launched a recycling effort aimed at clearing Colorado's air of the impact of older, pollution-emitting vehicles.
The Clear the Air Foundation, a nonprofit formed with help from the dealer association, is accepting donations of pre-1990 vehicles.
The vehicles are then dismantled and recycled through a partnership with the Colorado Automotive Recyclers.
"The process ensures that the donated vehicles never pollute again,'' says Tim Jackson, president of the foundation and the dealer association.
The goal is to take 1,000 high emitters off Colorado's roads this year from dealer trade-ins and vehicle donations directly from consumers, Jackson says.
Recyclers will buy the vehicles and the foundation will use the proceeds to support efforts that help Coloradans with respiratory conditions and provide scholarships to students in automotive and technology fields.
More information about the program is available at autonews.com/colorado.