The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) proudly announces that Butler Auto Recycling, Pensacola, FL, has met all requirements necessary and has earned the Association’s Certified Automotive Recycler (CAR) certification and has also taken the next step to become Gold Seal certified.

ARA members can earn the CAR designation only after completing specific criteria for general business practices, safety and environmental compliance. Earning the CAR designation is a lengthy process often requiring significant time, documentation, and employee training. Members receive their CAR certification only following extensive written and photographic documentation.

CAR certification reflects an automotive recycler’s total commitment to environmental protection and the operation of a professional, progressive auto recycling facility.  Such environmental commitments include participation in the National Mercury Switch Removal Program, Storm Water Pollution Prevention and specialized training for handling hazardous materials.  Federal, state and local regulatory agencies increasingly recognize CAR as an indicator of an auto recycler’s commitment to maintaining compliance with environmental and safety regulations. The CAR requirements set by ARA often exceed the requirements established by government agencies.

In addition, Butler Auto Recycling has earned the Gold Seal certification for superior customer service.  Participation in the Gold Seal program requires that the certified facility utilize industry standards for parts grading and provide written warranties on specific parts.  Gold Seal certified members must also give the customer an optional way to provide customer feedback from their transaction. Gold Seal members are rated “Best in Class” for superior service and may earn this certification only after completing the initial CAR certification for environmental compliance and general business and safety practices.


ARA recognizes Butler Auto Recycling as one of the automotive recycling industry’s top recycling facilities.

Since 1943, the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) represents an industry dedicated to the efficient removal and reuse of “green” ROE- Recycled Original Equipment® and the proper recycling of inoperable motor vehicles. ARA represents the interests of over 4,500 auto recycling facilities in the United States and seventeen other countries around the world. With programs such as the Certified Automotive Recycler Program (CAR), Green Recycled Parts, and other partnerships, ARA members continue to provide consumers with quality, low-cost alternatives for vehicle replacement parts, while preserving our environment for a “green” tomorrow.

To learn more about the Association, visit ARA’s Home Page at http://www.a-r-a.org or call (571) 208-0428.


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Since 1977, Butler Auto Recycling has served the residents of northwest Florida. And over the years we’ve proudly come to serve the entire USA! We even ship parts across the globe sometimes. 😊 And not only are our quality OEM used auto parts statistically more reliable than new aftermarket auto parts, but they are backed by our unmatched Butler Warranty. And when Butler’s says Lifetime Auto Parts Warranty, We Mean It. Check out this great recent example!

So feel free to use our custom parts finder below or reach out to us through our contact us page. Even better yet, Call Us anytime Monday thru Friday from 8am to 5pm CST at 1 (850) 472-3120.

We’re looking forward to speaking with you soon, serving you well, and getting you and your vehicles back on the road and safer than ever!

Your Friend & Fellow Auto Enthusiast,
Butler Auto Recycling Jim Butler Boss of the Year

Jim Butler
Owner, Butler Auto Recycling

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