SEPTEMBER 2009

Recycler agrees with EPA order

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 has issued an administrative consent order to Auto and Scrap Recyclers to comply with EPA regulations at the company’s scrap metal recycling facility in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

EPA cited Auto and Scrap for alleged violations of regulations requiring recovery of refrigerants from small appliances before they are recycled.

Auto and Scrap agreed, among other things, to verify recovery of refrigerant from small appliances and to stop accepting small appliances with cut or dismantled refrigerant lines.