ARA, URG support automotive recycler certification

ARA, URG support automotive recycler certification

NSF International’s program enhances automotive recyclers' safety, quality and environmental goals.

November 1, 2018

The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) and the United Recyclers Group LLC (URG) recently supported NSF International’s automotive recycler certification program.

According to a recent news release, the program provides certification for automotive recyclers and confirms a recycler’s ability to meet criteria, labeling and traceability, as well as federal, state and local recycler requirements.

NSF International worked with leading automotive recyclers and industry experts to develop the requirements of the certification program in accordance with American National Standards Institute (ANSI) procedures.

“With NSF International certification, recyclers can differentiate themselves in terms of meeting cycle time and ensuring accuracy when it comes to inventory, grading and part labeling,” ARA President David Gold says in the release. “ARA supports initiatives that require ongoing audits and underscore continual improvement.”

NSF certified automotive recyclers undergo annual on-site audits to ensure compliance with all certification requirements. Recyclers meeting all certification requirements can use the NSF Certified Automotive Recycler mark on their website and promotional materials and are included in NSF International’s online certification listings.

“URG supports standards that help the automotive recycling industry enhance its operations from a safety, environmental and traceability perspective and NSF International certification provides recyclers a means to demonstrate this commitment,” URG’s Chief Executive Officer Donald Porter states in the release. “Participation in a certification process can ensure continual process improvement, increase operational efficiency and improve the recycler’s bottom line.”

To date, PAM’s Auto in the United States and ASV Euro Car Parts, Grant Walker Parts and Paradise Auto Parts in Australia have earned NSF International’s automotive recycler certification.

Visit for more information about NSF’s International’s automotive recycler certification program.