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Florida DEP's Compliance Assistance Program is designed to improve environmental compliance at a variety of regulated facilities. The program for automotive recyclers includes a self-audit component. A workbook and self-audit checklist are available from DEP to help an auto recycling facility manager evaluate environmental compliance.

Automotive recyclers make it easy for consumers to find clean used parts for all types of vehicles. They play a valuable role by rebuilding, recovering, and reselling usable parts, and recycling materials that cannot be reused in their present form. Even though the generation of wastes may be unavoidable, vehicle recyclers can improve the quality of our environment through good waste management practices. The best way to reduce your liability and to increase your bottom line is to RECYCLE. Be sure to document all recycling and disposal efforts.

Waste reduction and pollution prevention practices can help
your business by:

 » Creating a healthier, safer work environment for employees.
 » Preventing serious injuries or illnesses.
 » Reducing long-term liability risks.
 » Reducing the costs of hazardous waste management and disposal.
 » Making it easier to sell your property or business in the future.
 » Making it easier to comply with regulations.
 » Reducing operating costs by using fewer raw or new materials.
 » Creating a great marketing and public relations tool. Tell everyone that your business is environmentally responsible!

The Compliance Assistance Self-Audit will help managers see if their facility complies with federal and state environmental regulations. The Workbook also includes suggestions to help the auto recycler improve its environmental performance through best management practices.

By using the Self-Audit Workbook and the associated checklist as a do-it-yourself environmental inspection, a manager will be better prepared for a regulatory visit. By keeping the checklist and periodically re-checking processes, facilities will be showing a good-faith effort to maintain compliance.

Download The Automotive Recyclers Self-Audit Workbook and Checklist

Image of Self-Audit Workbook Cover and Link to the Document

Self-Audit Workbook (PDF) 5.5 mb
En Español (PDF) 6 mb

Image of Self-Audit Checklist Cover and Link to the Document

Self-Audit Checklist (PDF)
En Español (PDF)

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Or contact us at:
Tallahassee Hazardous Waste Regulation Section
Glen Perrigan
(850) 245-8749

or you can reach us by regular mail at:
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Hazardous Waste Regulation Section (MS4560)
2600 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400

Other Related Links

 » Automotive Recyclers Mercury Management - En Español
 » ECAR Center - Environmental Compliance for Automotive Recyclers
 » CCAR Greenlink - Environmental Compliance for the Automotive Industry
 » FADRA - Florida Auto Dismantlers & Recyclers Association
 » Compliance Assistance for Auto Repair
 » ERP - EPA Environmental Results Program
 » Environmental Yellow Pages
 » Other Hazardous Waste Publications for Distribution
 » Hillsborough County Green Yards Program
 » Used Antifreeze Management Guidance - En Español

Last updated: February 24, 2017

Permitting and Compliance Assistance Program #850-245-8705 MS #4565


Division of Waste Management #850-245-8705 MS #4500
2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400

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