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.
Notice of Intent to use Multi-Sector Generic Permit for Stormwater Discharge Associated with Industrial Activity
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 -
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 -