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Attention: North Carolina Vehicle Dismantlers and Scrap Metal RecyclersNorth Carolina

The North Carolina Legislature passed House Bill 1136/1758 to encourage vehicle dismantlers and scrap recycling facilities to remove automotive mercury convenience light switches before the vehicle is crushed or shredded. The implementation date for this law was July 1, 2007.

Additionally, in August 2006, a voluntary agreement was reached between the USEPA, American Iron & Steel Institute, Automotive Recycler’s Association, Ecology Center, Environmental Council of States, Environmental Defense, End of Life Vehicle Solutions, Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, and the Steel Manufacturers Association on a national program, NVMSRP, for recovering mercury switches from scrap vehicles before they are shredded for recycling.

As part of the North Carolina legislation as well as the NVMSRP, ELVS provides education and outreach regarding mercury switch removal. ELVS also provides collection buckets and pays for the cost of shipping and recycling the switches removed by dismantlers and scrap metal recyclers.

North Carolina pays an incentive of $5.00 for each mercury switch removed and properly managed and shipped through ELVS, provided that regulatory requirements of the Mercury Switch Removal Program are met. NCDENR provided recyclers information on how to participate. (Please see the contact link below if you need further information).

WHO TO CONTACT

Collection Buckets and Transportation Questions
EQ A US Ecology Company
Ryan Rushman
2000 East Ferry Street
Detroit, MI 48211
800.495.6059
Email: ryan.rushman@usecology.com
Bucket reorder: elvsbuckets@usecology.com
Web: http://www.usecology.com
General Program Information
End of Life Vehicle Solutions
PO Box 3282
Farmington Hills, MI 48333-3282
877.225.ELVS
Email: info@elvsolutions.org
North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR)
Sue Page

919.707.8216
Email: Sue.Page@ncmail.net
Mercury Switch Removal Program
Compliance Branch, Hazardous Waste Section
Jim Gilreath

704.274.5480
Email: james.gilreath@ncdenr.gov
Web: http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/wm
Educational Materials
(for additional copies of materials available on this web site)

End of Life Vehicle Solutions
PO Box 3282
Farmington Hills, MI 48333-3282

877.225.ELVS

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