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Auto Salvage Program

The auto recycling/auto salvage business sector is over seventy-five years old, and has evolved into a sophisticated market and technology-driven industry that must constantly change in response to innovations in automotive technology and manufacturing techniques. To be competitive and profitable in today's markets, the auto recycling and salvage process must involve more than merely crushing wrecked, abandoned, and worn-out motor vehicles. The modern-day auto recycler must establish operating practices that realize the maximum market value of every end-of-life vehicle taken in, as well as provide environmental protection within the community. IDEM is committed to helping auto salvage recyclers ensure environmental protection.

To help auto salvage recyclers understand the environmental regulations that apply to them, IDEM created the Auto Salvage Recyclers Environmental Self-Audit Workbook [PDF]. This workbook can also be used to help auto salvage recycling businesses apply for an award from the Indiana Clean Yard Program. Additional guidance documents and other resources are also available.