Mishawaka salvage yard recognized for environmental stewardship

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Mike's Auto Salvage and Towing LLC has been recognized for their environmental stewardship efforts by receiving the Indiana Department of Environmental Management's (IDEM) Indiana Clean Yard award for the fifth time.

IDEM recognized the facility’s achievement with a presentation of a certificate to owner Mike Niedbalski during a site visit. The facility is located at 1732 East McKinley Highway, Mishawaka, Ind.

Salvage yards receive and store wrecked vehicles containing antifreeze, gasoline, oil, brake fluid, transmission fluid, batteries, mercury switches, and tires. If not managed properly, wrecked vehicles stockpiled in salvage yards can pose an environmental threat.

IDEM is committed to helping auto salvage recyclers ensure environmental protection.

IDEM has partnered with Automotive Recyclers of Indiana, Inc. (ARI) to develop the "Indiana Clean Yard" recognition program to reward auto salvage yard operators who meet two different levels of requirements: “Indiana Clean Yard” and “Indiana Clean Yard – Gold Level.”

All Hoosier businesses, including auto salvage recyclers, can obtain free, confidential compliance assistance and request confidential site visits by contacting IDEM’s Office of Compliance and Technical Assistance (CTAP) at 800-988-7901 or by visiting the CTAP website at idem.IN.gov/ctap/.

For more information about IDEM's Indiana Clean Yard program visit idem.IN.gov/partnerships/indiana-clean-yards/ or the IDEM auto salvage program web page at idem.IN.gov/waste/waste-industries/auto-salvage-recycling/.

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