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New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Frequently Asked Questions
  • What is Auto Recycling?
    Motor vehicles are the premier recycled consumer product in this country, largely due to the work performed by auto recyclers at motor vehicle salvage yards (MVSYs). According to the Automobile Recycling Association, over four million end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) are recycled annually in the United States. Auto recyclers dismantle ELVs to recover fluids and parts for reuse, and scrap material for recycling. Typically, auto recyclers manage to reuse and recycle over 75 percent of the material content of a vehicle, by weight. This trumps the recycling rate for aluminum cans the next most recycled consumer product at 61 percent. more…
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  • Where can I get a list of licensed auto salvage yards?
    Auto salvage yards are required to obtain a license each year from their town or city officials. To find out if a particular auto salvage yard is currently licensed, you need to contact the municipal office that issues licenses in the town/city where the yard is located.
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NH Department of Environmental Services | 29 Hazen Drive | PO Box 95 | Concord, NH 03302-0095
(603) 271-3503 | TDD Access: Relay NH 1-800-735-2964 | Hours: M-F, 8am-4pm

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