Environment Council of Rhode Island

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Auto Parts Recycling

Bill's Auto Parts in Cumberland has been diligently working over the past 15 years to transform their “junkyard” into a modern auto recycling business equipped with state-of-the-art software, techniques and best management practices. Bill's Auto Parts processes approzimately 2,000 autos annually and recycles 75% of the auto.
Auto parts, including metal, batteries, catalytic converters, aluminum, tires, gas and oils are reused and recycled either on or off-site. Hazardous materials are removed from the waste stream and disposed of in full compliance with the EPA, RI DEM and Narragansett Bay Commission regulations.
Bill's Auto Parts has been an active participant at the state, regional and national levels for auto recycling reform including RI's most recent mercury removal legislation. Bill's is also a leader in the auto industry by offering educational outreach to students, senior groups and media coverage. The URI Center for Pollution Prevention has provided technical advice on polllution prevention.

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John H. Chafee Conservation Leadership Award
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