CAR Certification

The ECAR Center is a "one-stop shop" for all automotive dismantling and recycling operations and provides comprehensive and up-to-date environmental compliance assistance.

Its mission is to help reduce potential impacts on the environment from the automotive recycling sector through better availability of information regarding various forms of best management practices, pollution control and prevention and compliance with environmental regulations. 

Welcome to ECARCenter     Environmental Compliance for Automotive Recyclers CENTER
The Center's hallmark is its state-by-state fact sheet tour on 25 topics important to automotive recyclers.​

Take the ECARCenter State Fact Sheet Tour
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The contents of this site do not necessarily imply an opinion on the part of staff, officers or members of the Automotive Recyclers Association. ARA does not make any warranty, express or implied, with respect to the use of the links provided or guarantee the accuracy, completeness, usefulness or adequacy of any resources, information, apparatus, product, or process available at or from ARA. The government regulations and statutory references provided on this site pertaining to automotive recycling issues are subject to revision and interpretation. Unless otherwise noted, we make no representation, warranty or claim that the information available here is current or accurate.

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Reference to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by ARA.
The views and opinions of document authors do not necessarily state or reflect those of ARA, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

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“ECAR Center compliments ARA's CAR program with easy to reference environmental information ”  
- Shannon Nordstrom, Nordstrom Automotive, SD

“ECAR Center online is a handy resource ." 
- Mike Swift, Swift's Trails End Auto & Truck Salvage, IA

“It is exciting to be part of this resource update."  
- Jessica Andrews,  ARA