Ecology Auto Parts, with locations across southern California, Phoenix, Arizona and Las Vegas, Nevada, is the self-identified leader in self-serve auto salvage. Customers pull parts themselves using engine pullers provided by the company and their own tools and receive free "interchange information," which is a list of all cars with compatible parts.
Ecology Auto Parts purchases cars from individuals and businesses, towing them in for free, and it sells used vehicles and both new and used parts. Ecology also has scrap metal recycling centers in California, Arizona and Nevada where it buys aluminum, plastic, glass and most ferrous and nonferrous types of scrap metal. All its yards are used oil collection facilities.
It advertises trucking, transloading and demolition services. Its trucking division offers flat-bed, end-dump and roll-off trucks along with tipper trailers, low beds and commodity options, and Ecology arranges for special permits as required. Its trucking ranges from central California to Tijuana, Nevada and Arizona. Its bulk transloading facility has over 8,000 feet of track, and Ecology also does container loading and unloading to and from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
Incorporated in 1966, Ecology Auto Parts, Inc. is based in Santa Fe Springs, California, where it operates a trash transfer station.