Clean Yard
Gold Level Certification

Metro Auto Recyclers Receives Clean Yard Gold Level Certification

December 7, 2018

Metro Auto Recyclers accept gold certification for clean yard from IDEM
Pictured, Hani Sharaya, Senior Environmental Engineer of IDEM's Office of Program Support, presents a commemorative certificate to John Leegwater, Operations Manager of Metro Auto Recyclers.

Metro Auto Recyclers in Valparaiso received its fifth Clean Yard Gold Level Certification from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) on November 27, 2018.

This achievement has been once again awarded to Metro Auto Recyclers for diligence in protecting the environment and community, and by passing a rigorous multipoint inspection.

Currently, Metro Auto Recyclers is one of only eight auto recycling facilities in Indiana to have received such high honors. Indiana has approximately 400 auto recycling facilities statewide.

Metro Auto Recyclers CEO Neil Samahon commented, "Metro Recycling and Metro Auto Recyclers will always strive to operate in a manner which exceeds typical expectations. We try not necessarily to be examples but to operate at a level where we feel a responsible business should. It is our desire to have a positive effect on our environment and in the communities in which we operate."

IDEM implements federal and state regulations to protect human health and the environment, while also allowing environmentally sound industry, agriculture, commerce, and government so vital to a prosperous economy.