U-Pull-&-Pay’s (UPAP) Aurora, Colorado Springs, and Denver stores and Western Metals Recycling’s (WMR) Englewood and Grand Junction facilities were recently recognized by the Colorado Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) as Gold Leaders. The ELP is a statewide environmental recognition and reward program administered by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. ELP recognized the UPAP and WMR Colorado sites for voluntarily going beyond compliance with state and federal regulations and for their commitment to continual environmental improvement. The Gold level is the Program’s highest achievement, accomplished by UPAP and WMR in their first year of participation.

“All of our dedicated teammates really drive the success of our environmental initiatives,” said Tre Whitmore, U-Pull-&-Pay President. “We have several teams focused on improving our environmental performance and many teammates committed to improving the local environment and quality of life through individual and community efforts.” Jeff Davis, WMR President, noted, “At WMR’s recycling facilities, we strive to go above and beyond, by setting the environmental bar well above what is required. We are proud of WMR’s environmental achievements and continued commitment to environmental excellence.” Both Messrs. Whitmore and Davis congratulated the Colorado teammates and their commitment to sustainability and consistent high level of environmental performance.

U-Pull-&-Pay operates nine self-serve used auto parts stores across the U.S., each with over 1,000 used cars and trucks displayed on stands, arranged in rows, and separated by manufacturer. Customers bring their own tools to remove parts, drive train components or any other accessories needed. U-Pull-&-Pay is wholly owned by The David J. Joseph Company (DJJ).

Western Metals Recycling (WMR) is the largest full-service metals recycler in the Intermountain West. WMR’s Englewood and Grand Junction recycling facilities specialize in scrap recycling services for households, tradesmen and businesses. They buy ferrous scrap as well as common household nonferrous scrap metal items like aluminum, stainless steel, copper and brass products. WMR is headquartered in Salt Lake City, has nearly 250 teammates, and operates 9 recycling facilities. WMR is wholly owned by DJJ.

Founded in 1885, DJJ is one of the largest scrap brokers/processors in the United States providing scrap brokerage, recycling and transportation services. DJJ is part of Nucor Corporation’s family of companies. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Nucor is the leading purchaser of ferrous scrap and the largest recycler in North America, with operating facilities primarily in the U.S. and Canada.