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of California Auto Dismantlers Association
WHO ARE WE?
The State of California Auto Dismantlers
Association (SCADA) is a statewide trade association with
approximately 200 members and 6 local chapters and Direct
Membership Areas. SCADA was founded in 1959 to serve the
members in areas of education, government, business and
social activities as they relate to auto dismantling and
recycling. More info about auto recycling...
WHAT WE DO:
We think of ourselves as America's Original
Recyclers. However it is true that we are the only professionally
licensed and qualified industry to properly dismantle vehicles
for the purpose of selling recyclable parts.
We are able to sell previously owned auto
parts that are as good as new for up to 80% savings over
the cost of new parts. These savings don't just help individual
customers. They also save automotive body shops money and
consequently many insurance companies which can ultimately
mean lower premiums.
Buying used parts make good "cents".
SCADA CODE OF ETHICS
We the members of the State of California
Auto Dismantles Association, agree:
- To promote the conservation of energy
and the total utilization of our resources, both natural
- To determine within all practical limits,
the quality and condition of each automotive part offered
for direct recycling and to represent the same accurately.
To strive and maintain
a clean and non-polluted environment in our places of
To operate according to
the ordinances, statutes, and laws of the various jurisdictions.
To provide the best possible
To educate the public
as to the positive impact our industry has to offer the
SCADA members employ thousands of people
statewide. We generate millions of dollars to the state
through payroll taxes, income taxes, sales tax, property
tax, business tax and numerous fees and licenses through
the various state agencies.
We are responsible through local, state
and federal regulation, as well as our own concern for the
environment, for the proper recycling or disposal of all
automotive related hazardous materials. These include gasoline,
oil, freon, antifreeze, brake fluid and transmission fluid.
We have extensive investments in the latest
technology to not only insure these chemicals don't seep
into our air, soil or water, but many parts can be cleaned
and used again which helps to save our precious resources.
MEMBERS HONORED WITH HIGHEST ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD!
a special ceremony in the Cal-EPA building in
Sacramento, SCADA representatives were presented
with California’s highest environmental
honor, the prestigious Governor’s Environmental
and Economic Leadership Award. SCADA’s Partners
in the Solution program was recognized by Governor
Arnold Schwarzenegger as a “pioneering effort
to integrate environmental values and conservation
of natural resources into long-term decision making
and management of business and facilities.”
The Governor’s Environmental and Economic
Leadership Award Program is California’s
highest environmental honor. The program recognizes
individuals, organizations, and businesses that
have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made
notable, voluntary contributions in conserving
California’s precious resources, protecting
and enhancing our environment, and building public-private
Through the Partners program, SCADA has succeeded
in raising the bar for the vehicle recycling industry.
Partners is an excellent example of the integration
of environmental values into the long term management
of business operations. It has enabled regulators
to focus their enforcement resources more effectively,
by identifying businesses that are operating responsibly.
It has also helped educate key environmental and
regulatory players about the water quality and
other impacts that result when unlicensed dismantlers,
rebuilders or other illegal operators handle wrecked
program is a unique industry certification program
in many ways:
was initiated, designed and implemented by industry
– in partnership with stakeholders from
the environmental and regulatory communities
establishes plain language, realistic and effective
of all types – large or small, new or
old, self service or wholesale – are able
to benefit from participation
in the program is mandatory for all association
Congratulations to all SCADA members for your
participation in this award-winning program!
We help keep our neighborhoods free of abandoned
vehicles. We also employ local people and provide a valuable
service to our customers at a fair price.
The purpose of SCADA, according to its bylaws,
is to engage in any lawful act or activity for which a corporation
may be organized under the Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation
Law and to promote the general welfare of the auto, truck
and motorcycle dismantling industry in California.
To promote the general welfare of the members
of SCADA and others engaged in the business of auto, truck,
and motorcycle dismantling.
To afford SCADA members and others in the
industry with a means to exchange ideas and to provide information
for their businesses.
In areas where there is no local chapter,
direct membership is available. All SCADA member benefits
are available to Direct Members, and local services are
provided based on need.
Exclusive SCADA Tools
to help members understand and comply with California
regulations concerning the environment, workplace safety,
occupational licensing and other critical issues.
The 1-877-ASK SCADA toll
free line for answers to questions about pressing business
Education and information
on changes in vehicle recycling and opportunities for
on legislative and regulatory issues, legislative watch
and analysis of pending bills
Convenient access to industry
leaders to discuss business issues and identify professional
Alliances with vendors
who provide products and services to the vehicle recycling
industry, including group purchasing programs for extra
with industries related to vehicle recycling
Status as a member/support
of the only statewide trade association for vehicle recyclers
Access to the rich history
and resources that have been recorded and documents since
SCADA originated in 1959. This information has been used
for business valuation, in litigation, and for a variety
of other member needs
both printed and electronic, to support all these services
Annual Convention: speakers,
seminars, trade show, networking events
magazine: bi-monthly publication dedicated to issues for
California vehicle recyclers
SCADAgram: weekly updates
on issues and information bites
Group discount Nu-Parts
Group insurance programs