Multi-Discipline Approach for Ensuring Environmental Awareness at Automobile Recycling Facilities
Automobile recycling is one of the largest recycling industries in the United States, but without proper waste handling it can cause significant environmental impacts.
On July 26, 2006, Chapter 180 of the Laws of 2006 created Article 27 Title 23: Vehicle Dismantling Facilities. This law expands the solid waste management requirements for facilities that dismantle automobiles and generate used vehicle fluids and waste components such as mercury switches, lead-acid batteries, etc.
However, vehicle dismantling facilities often are confronted with issues related to stormwater, hazardous waste, air emissions, and petroleum spills, and other environmental concerns in additions to solid waste management. The following pages provide information that will assist dismantlers to improve their pollution prevention and environmental compliance with state laws and regulations.
More about Vehicle Dismantling:
- Forms for Automobile Recyclers - New Requirements for Vehicle Dismantlers Form
- Mandatory Annual Report Including Self-Certification for Vehicle Dismantling Facilities - Find out what's happening in New York and around the U.S.
- Requirements for Vehicle Dismantlers - New Requirements for Vehicle Dismantlers
- Summary of Laws, Rules and Regulations Relating to Automobile Recycling - A brief review of generally applicable statutes relating to automobile recycling
- Resource Guide for Automobile Recyclers - DEC contact information
- A Quick Look at Your Automobile Recycling Facility - checklist designed to help automobile recycler owners to prevent pollution and identify opportunities for additional pollution prevention measures