DECEMBER 2009

Pull-A-Part’s Indianapolis facility inducted in Indiana Clean Yard Program

Pull-A-Part's Indianapolis facility award.

The Indianapolis, Indiana Pull-A-Part location became the first auto salvage yard to be inducted into the Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s (IDEM) Clean Yard Program at the Gold level. In an award ceremony conducted at the Indianapolis Pull-A-Part, IDEM Commissioner Thomas Easterly presented this designation for the first time to Pull-A-Part’s president, Ross Kogon, and senior vice president Steve Levetan.

To pursue either of the Indiana Clean Yard recognitions, auto salvage yards begin by contacting IDEM for an environmental self-evaluation checklist. After correcting any problems as determined by the checklist, the yard becomes eligible for IDEM’s Indiana Clean Yard award. If the facility meets additional requirements, they can receive the Indiana Clean Yard – Gold Level status. Achieving the highest certification level signifies that the auto salvage facility has gone beyond environmental regulations to show that they care about the community and are committed to protecting the environment.