Automotive Recyclers Association 2008 International Mobile Air Conditioning Summit The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Scottsdale, Arizona
The Automotive Recycling Industry Estimated 8,267 vehicle recycling operations around the country Employing some 103,108 people Total Revenue $10 Billion Total Annual Payroll $3.3 Billion
Automotive Recyclers Association Association has been in existence for over 65 years 1,000 members span 14 countries worldwide 3000 additional members represented through state affiliates Small family owned businesses, a majority with fewer than 10 employees.
Reuse is Recycling With “recycled” parts making up only 12 percent of the parts being utilized in the repair of collision vehicles, there is substantial growth here.
Cost to the Automotive Recycling Industry”? General “Industry” Costs: R-12 to R-134a $8.5 Billion R-134a to R-152a $40 Billion (Est.)
NHTSA Study – May 2007 • Every 7.5 seconds, there is a ‘property damage only’ claim • An estimated 16 million auto claims were made in 2007 • Auto accidents cost U.S. drivers $164 billion a year, or about $1,051 per person
Vehicles Retired from Use 2006 - 12,008,000 Motor Vehicle Fact & Figures
Where are ELV’s Going? Automotive Recyclers 7 million Scrap Processors 1.5 million Stolen/Non Recovered 1.7 million Sold to Foreign Buyers/Exported 1 million
ELV Recycling: Japan’s Missing Million “Given that recycling is a labour-intensive undertaking, market forces are encouraging the flow of scrap from more developed to less developed were wages are low.” Dr. Ken’ichi Togawa Recycling International – May ’08
“In fact, in our last fiscal year we sold to buyers from 94 different countries and in our last quarter more than one in every four cars we sold went to an international buyer.” Willis Johnson Chairman & CEO, Copart Copart Press Release – Jan. ‘08
Federal Regulations After 16 years, the U.S. Department of Justice is on verge of issuing regulations this August to implement key components of the Anti-Car Theft Act.
DOJ Regulations National Motor Vehicle Titling Information System (NMVTIS) The regulation will require an a recycling or salvage facilities to file a monthly report that must contain an inventory of all junked automobiles or salvage automobiles obtained: (A) vehicle identification number of each vehicle obtained; (B) date on which the vehicle was obtained; (C) name of individual or entity from whom vehicle obtained; (D) a statement of when vehicle crushed or disposed or sold
ARA Outreach • Automotive Recycling Magazine • Industry Insider (Weekly Newsletter) • ARA Web Site (a-r-a.org) • ECAR Center (ecarcenter.org)
Visit ARA Web Page www.a-r-a.org
In 1999, ARA established the Environmental Compliance for Automotive Recyclers (ECAR) center. • This interactive site is designed by industry for industry people. • Detailed compliance information all 50 states. Best management practices Pollution control and prevention Compliance with environmental regulations.
Questions? Michael E. Wilson Executive Vice President Automotive Recyclers Association 3975 Fair Ridge Drive, Suite 20-N Fairfax, VA 22033 (703) 385-1001 firstname.lastname@example.org