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As an ARA member, you are part of an international organization. Our size and our specific focus gives us buying power. Buying power that saves you money.  



A specific insurance program that provides ARA members with substantial savings.

Some of the Undeniable Benefits of Membership:

  • A chemical emergency response hotline that can save you hundreds of dollars compared with similar programs.
  • A scholarship program that awards over $30,000 annually.
  • Freight and shipping discounts.
  • The opportunity to purchase discounted electricity. 
  • UPS Hazmat shipping compliance program.

Annual Convention and Exposition

ARA annually sponsors the industry's largest event . The four-day event provides networking opportunities with industry peers and unsurpassed industry specific educational programs and seminars, plus "one stop shopping" at the industry's biggest trade show.

Automotive Recycling Magazine

Bi-monthly, members receive Automotive Recycling, the official publication of ARA. Written exclusively for professional auto recyclers, this magazine gives the latest industry trends, time and money saving ideas, technical updates and other industry focused information needed to make informed decisions in today's competitive marketplace.

ARA Industry Email Newsletter

Members receive up-to-date developments effecting the industry, international news as well as instrumental association updates and promotional offers. The ARA Industry Newsletter is sent via e-mail and archived in the Members Only Section of ARA's website.

Regulatory Information & Compliance Guidance

ARA publishes  governmental updates keeping all members informed of legislative and regulatory trends directly effecting automotive recyclers.

International public relations programs and materials

Members receive materials and services designed to help educate governmental officials, the news media and the general public on the many beneficial contributions of the automotive recycling industry worldwide.

Government Contacts

ARA has an established presence with  governmental agencies and remains an influential figure effecting legislation and regulations that involve the automotive recycling industry.

The ARA and Tech-Cor video training program

These professionally-produced training videos, designed to help teach repair shops and automotive students how to use recycled parts in their repairs and the benefits of doing such.

Certified Automotive Recycler (CAR) Program

The  CAR Program is designed exclusively for ARA members to advance their general business practices, waste & hazardous material handling, and safety practices. This prestigious industry credential is being recognized globally as the professional standard for automotive recyclers.

Gold Seal Certified Automotive Recycler Program

Endorsed by the Automotive Service Association (ASA), the Gold Seal Program allows members to join forces to take a proactive stance to improve quality and increase customer satisfaction.

ARA Educational Foundation

A library of educational and industry specific training videos are available for loan to ARA members only.

ARA Scholarship Foundation

Annually awards over $30,000 (U.S.) in grants to employees children of direct members of the Automotive Recyclers Association.

Exclusive Members-Only Resources on the ARA Web site

ARA's website is the industry's #1 resource for automotive recycling information -- currently receiving more than 200,000 hits a month from users in over 50 countries. ARA members have access to exclusive Members Only resources throughout the ARA Web site.

To receive a free membership information kit, e-mail Kelly Badillo, Director of Member Services or call (571) 208-0428, ext. 26. Please specify if you are an auto recycler.

 (or print and fax this  Membership Application to Kelly Badillo)


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