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Welcome to the Auto Salvage-Great Lakes Region Topic Hub™, a guide to basic information with links to additional on-line resources.

Background and Overview
This section introduces the subject of pollution prevention for auto salvage yards. Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) and North American Industrial Classification (NAICS) codes associated with the auto salvage industry are provided, as well as demographic information on auto salvage yards located in the Great Lakes region.

This section describes operations that commonly occur at an auto salvage facility.

Reasons for Change
This section outlines the benefits and justifications for employing pollution prevention practices at auto salvage facilities.

Barriers to Change
This section discusses factors that may impede the implementation of pollution prevention practices at salvage facilities.

Environmental Regulations
This section provides a list of regulations that commonly apply to salvage operations.

P2 Opportunities
Information in this section includes activities and materials specific to the auto salvage industry that help reduce the toxicity or volume of waste generated and/or released into the environment. Users will find information on best management practices and links to case studies, success stories, and waste reduction guides.

Key Contacts
This section lists key individuals and organizations able to assist with questions related to pollution prevention for auto salvage facilities. Additional contacts are available in the GLRPPR Contacts Database.

Where to go for P2 Help
This section provides a broad, alphabetized directory of individuals along with national, state, regional and local organizations that may be able to assist you with questions about pollution prevention for auto salvage yards.

This section acknowledges the contributions of industry experts to this Topic Hub.

Complete List of Links
Lists all resources cataloged in this hub. If you know of resources relating to this topic, please let us know. We will review all suggestions and include them in the hub if they provide non-biased information not currently covered.


The Topic Hub™ is a product of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx)

The Auto Salvage-Great Lakes Region Topic Hub™ was developed by:

Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable
Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable
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Hub Last Updated: 8/2/2012

GLRPPR is a member of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange, a national network of regional information centers: NEWMOA (Northeast), WRRC (Southeast), GLRPPR (Great Lakes), ZeroWasteNet (Southwest), P2RIC (Plains), Peaks to Prairies (Mountain), WSPPN (Pacific Southwest), PPRC (Northwest).


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