Partners in the Solution
Higgins Auto Parts was among the very first auto dismantling facilities to be certified by the State of
California Auto Dismantlers Association's
Partners in the Solution program. This proactive, industry-led
program motivates facility operators to achieve and maintain a high level of business, environmental and
safety performance standards. Member facilities participate in a regular audit and site inspection review
which is conducted by qualified independent environmental service contractors. The Partners Program was the
2006 recipient of the highest environmental honor in the state of California, the prestigious "Governor's
Environmental and Economical Leadership Award".
Out of over 1200 dismantlers licensed in the state of California,
Higgins Auto Parts is proud to be one of less than 200 facilities to
currently be certified by the Partners in the Solution program.
In addition to providing a product (recycled auto parts) that can be reused without any further manufacturing
or remanufacturing processes, Higgins Auto Parts is a responsible custodian of dangerous chemicals and byproducts
that are potentially harmful to our environment. Higgins ensures that these toxic substances are properly contained
and disposed. Here's a partial list of the hazardous materials we dutifully manage:
- Mercury (convenience switches)
- Lead Acid Batteries
- Motor, Transmission & Gear Oil
- Brake fluid
Also, don't forget that the major construction materials (steel, aluminum and other metals) of each
vehicle we process are recycled for reuse in everything from new more efficient autos to energy saving wind turbines.
Certified Auto Recycler
Higgins Auto Parts is also proud to be a CAR and Gold Seal certified member of the
Automotive Recyclers Association international.
Established in 1994, the CAR program was created to produce a set of standards for general business
practices as well as environmental and safety issues and to provide guidance for member facilities
in adhering to these standards. This program is one of the cornerstones of this association as the
facilities participating strive to put forward quality service and parts for the professional
automotive recycling industry.
The ARA Gold Seal program, available only to those ARA members who have completed CAR certification,
ensures excellence in customer satisfaction through improved customer service, quality parts with accurate
descriptions, reliable on-time deliveries and written product warranties.