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Automotive -- Recycling

View Resource Antifreeze Recycling and Disposal

This article addresses the advantages of recycling, the most common methods for recycling and the monetary savings for using recycled antifreeze vs.the use of virgin antifreeze. It also covers...
View Resource ECAR Fact Sheet for Ohio: Antifreeze

Because of its composition, antifreeze could ordinarily qualify as a hazardous waste in most states. Traces of fuel and small metallic particles from the cooling system, and other trace elements...
View Resource ECAR Fact Sheet for California Air Bag Cartridges

Air bags are compromises. Cars are equipped with them in order to try to make the best of a very bad situation (a collision). But the air bag cartridges contain an explosive chemical, sodium azide....
View Resource ECAR Fact Sheet for Iowa Used Oil Filters

In the past, the majority of used oil filters were disposed of in landfills. Today, millions of filters are being recycled. Oil filters are usually made from paper, metal and rubber. Used oil filters...
View Resource ECAR Fact Sheet for Minnesota: Used oil filters

This factsheet outlines environmentally safe steps for handling used oil filters. Used oil filters are a potential source of pollution if engine oil from them is spilled during draining, crushing or...
View Resource Environmental Compliance for Auto Recyclers (ECAR)

Like most businesses, automotive recycling facilities are subject to stringent federal, state and local environmental laws. The ECAR website is designed to provide a state-by-state breakdown of the...
View Resource Recovering Refrigerant at Salvage Yards and Other Motor Vehicle Disposal Facilities

Confusion exists regarding recycling vs. reclamation of refrigerants. This site offers information and dispositions concerning the regulations for reclamation and recycling of CFC 12 recovered from...
View Resource Recycling: Fact, Fiction and the Law

A short article that helps an auto repair facility sort through the layers of agencies involved in regulating recycling and waste disposal equipment. Because of the number and type of hazardous...

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