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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

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automotive recyclers association
Automotive Recyclers Association

2008 International

Mobile Air Conditioning Summit

The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Scottsdale, Arizona

the automotive recycling industry
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 association1
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
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
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
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

where are elv s going
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
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

copart press release jan 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
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
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
ARA Outreach
  • Automotive Recycling Magazine
  • Industry Insider (Weekly Newsletter)
  • ARA Web Site (
  • ECAR Center (
visit ara web page
Visit ARA Web Page

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.


Michael E. Wilson

Executive Vice President

Automotive Recyclers Association

3975 Fair Ridge Drive, Suite 20-N

Fairfax, VA 22033

(703) 385-1001