Salvage yards provide important outlet that is used for recycling and reuse of automobiles and other metallic good’s materials. However, in the process of salvaging these materials, solid wastes are released into the environment. These wastes can be harmful or toxic to both human health and the environment. Therefore those who operate these salvage yards need to be aware of the best management practices they can put in place to control and reduce these effects. They should keep records of their waste management and recycling activities.
The salvage yard owners should possess knowledge to enable them manage these facilities in an environmentally friendly approach by which they will reduce potential effects to human health and also reduce the possible long-term environmental liabilities.