Environmental Policies

Morris Rose Auto Parts has made it a commitment to utilize best business practices focused on the proper removal of hazardous materials/fluids from salvage vehicles.

 

We have minimized the risk of pollution by

  • Conducting vehicle dismantling activities indoors
  • Storage of parts with fluid indoors
  • Storing batteries, tires, and catalytic converters under cover
  • Properly draining and processing vehicles prior to storage in the yard
  • Core engines & transmissions are stored indoors
  • Fuel is stored in secondary containment to prevent spills
  • Applying good housekeeping and spill control
  • Conducting equipment maintenance using proper procedures to prevent the spill of fluids
  • Maintaining paved areas and unpaved roads
  • Participating in the National Mercury Switch Removal Program, manage by End of Life Vehicle Solutions (ELVS)
  • Implementing spill prevention/clean-up procedures
  • Employee training

 

Certification & Standards

Certified Automotive Recycler (CAR) Program

The CAR program is now partnered with the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (US EPA) National Program for Environmental Priorities (NPEP).  The CAR program has been recognized for its recently adopted standard on mercury switch removal, as all CAR members are required to participate in the National Vehicle Mercury Switch Recovery Program (NCMSRP) or the equivalent State program.  This is an ongoing effort to protect the environment from the hazardous material often placed by automobile manufacturers in convenience light switches in vehicles.  Also, in an effort to reduce the risk of accidental injury due to the use of cutting torches in an automotive recycling facility, the CAR program will require each of its certified facilities to institute a Safety Torch Protocol.