Iowa Auto Recyclers

Environmental/ I-CARE Program

I-CARE Program

Iowa - Certified Automotive Recyclers Environmental Program The Iowa Certified Automotive Recyclers Environmental (I-CARE) Program was established by the industry to set a standard of excellence for automotive recycling in Iowa.  The certification program is sponsored by the Iowa Automotive Recyclers association. All IAR members will be certified through the I-CARE Program.

The certification program has established standards in four categories;

Certification distinguishes member of the Iowa Automotive Recyclers association as professional recyclers adhering to the highest standards of excellence in the industry.

The certification process is an intensive on-site audit and documentation of the practices at individual Iowa salvage yards. Salvage yards must be members in good standing to become certified. Certification is conducted by an independent auditor approved by the IAR Board.

Download the I-CARE Program Manual© here (copyrighted pdf - large file 2.4mb)

These members are I-CARE certified:

Trail's End Auto & Truck Salvage Des Moines
Pat's Auto Salvage Waterloo
Sandhill Auto Salvage Tama
Jeff Smid Auto, Inc. Iowa Falls
Ace Auto Recyclers Iowa City
Sam's Riverside Auto & Truck Parts Des Moines
Snyder's Auto Body Clarinda
North End Auto Wrecking Dubuque
Action Auto Parts Marshalltown
Waterloo Auto Parts Waterloo
Charlie Brown Auto, Ltd. Creston
Hurst Salvage Spencer
Smith Auto Parts & Sales Fairfield
Nugent Auto Sales, Inc. Maquoketa
Smitty's Auto Parts, Inc. Des Moines
Swift Auto Parts Des Moines
Van Gorp Used Cars, Inc. Oskaloosa

ARA CAR Program
The I-CARE Program has been reconciled with the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) Certified Automotive Recycler (CAR) program. Each of the ARA CAR program standards is either included in the I-CARE Program or incorporated into more stringent and specific Iowa standards. As an ARA CAR affiliate program I-CARE certification will allow IAR members to easily become ARA CAR certified without additional auditing or reporting efforts.