CAR Certification

Certified Auto Recyclers 
Many professional automotive recyclers use a certification program to attain and maintain compliance with environmental, safety and transportation rules applicable to salvage facilities. The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) Certified Auto Recyclers (CAR) program sets a standard of excellence as the path to compliance.

Members of the New England Auto & Truck Recyclers utilize the ARA CAR program as a resource. Facilities that have achieved certification communicate to the marketplace that they have successfully undergone a comprehensive assessment and their processes and organization meet defined standards.

Regulatory Agency
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) works to fulfill Article 97 of the Massachusetts Constitution, which guarantees the people's right to clean air and water as well as the natural, scenic, historic, and aesthetic qualities of their environment. MassDEP is excited to announce the Office of Permit and Regulatory Ombudsman and Special Projects, directed by Kate Kerigan. The Office of the Ombudsman will serve as a single point-of-contact for large and complex projects, including those requiring permits, approval or review by more than one bureau or regional office within MassDEP. 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1 office in Boston, MA oversees state programs for federal hazardous waste management requirements (40 CFR Parts 260-279) and stormwater permitting (40 CFR 122). For more information, contact the Region 1 Environmental Protection Agency at 1-888-372-7341.
      EPA New England Headquarters
      5 Post Office Square - Suite 100
      Boston, MA 02109-3912

Spill Reporting 
If the hazardous condition involves the release of an EPA regulated material or an oil as defined by the EPA, the release may also need to be reported to the National Response Center at (800) 424-8802.  

Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx™) http://www.p2rx.org/
P2Rx is a national partnership of regional pollution prevention information centers funded in part through grants from EPA. We build networks, deliver P2 information, and measure P2 program results. 

The Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association (NEWMOA) http://newmoa.org/ 
NEWMOA is a non-profit, non-partisan interstate association whose membership is composed of the state environmental agency directors of the hazardous waste, solid waste, waste site cleanup, emergency response, pollution prevention, and underground storage tank programs in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. NEWMOA's mission is to develop, lead, and sustain an effective partnership of states that helps achieve a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment by exploring, developing, promoting, and implementing environmentally sound solutions. 


The following fact sheets are designed to assist automotive recyclers with operating their businesses and managing their wastes in compliance with the environmental laws in their state. Select from the list below.