|Pictured from left to right: Aaron Keatley, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Environmental Protection, Energy and Environment Cabinet, Commonwealth of Kentucky; Steve Levetan, senior VP, Pull-A-Part; Len Peters, cabinet secretary, Energy and Environment Cabinet, Commonwealth of Kentucky|
In announcing the winners, the Kentucky DEP notes that Pull-A-Part has made exceptional commitments to resource conservation, waste reduction and pollution prevention, working to set the standard of excellence in handling and recycling of end-of-life vehicles.
Pull-a-Part points out that it has developed a depollution process that removes potentially hazardous materials before any car is placed on its display lots. The company also established a new process to recover and recycle copper wiring harnesses before sending vehicles to the automobile shredder. The result is that Pull-A-Part vehicles produce 21 percent less automobile shredder residue sent to a landfill when compared to typical vehicles delivered to a shredder.
“Because Pull-A-Part has had four generations involved in the family auto recycling business, we understand the long-term ramifications of shipping the cleanest vehicles possible for recycling,” says Ross Kogon, president and CEO of Pull-A-Part. “Capturing all of the recyclable and reclaimable materials from each vehicle is not just a sound business practice, but also a responsibility and a civic duty that our company owners take very seriously.”