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October 2007

Butler Auto named Florida’s first green yard

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recognized the environmental commitment of Butler Auto Recycling in Pensacola by designating the facility a Florida Green Yard.

Jim Butler, Sally Coolie, Jeff Miller, Rich McDonald and Nicole Galka from Butler Auto Recycling and Dick Fancher from Florida DEP.

Butler Auto Recycling is the first facility in DEP’s Northwest District to complete the program designed to protect Florida’s environment.

With one of Florida’s largest used-car part inventories, Butler Auto Recycling implemented best management practices in dismantling areas to test, pull and clean categorized parts. The management team are leaders in the industry, having served as past officers wtih the Florida Auto Dismantlers and Recyclers Association and currently serving on the board of the Green Yards Technical Advisory Group.

“The Green Yard Program is the best way I have seen to get the auto recycling industry to move into the 21st century and I am proud to be one of the first,” said Jim Butler, owner of Butler Auto Recycling.

Automotive recyclers that achieve the Green Yards designation prevent pollution by demonstrating environmental compliance with more than 35 best management practices, ranging from proper container labeling to stormwater management.