Gage Products is a pioneer in the development of automotive recycling processes and is also one of the nation’s first Verified Recyclers of hazardous secondary material (HSM) from paint-system waste material.

If reclamation is handled by a Verified Recycler such as Gage, we can help companies throughout the U.S. save thousands of dollars in costly inspection, reporting, and record keeping requirements for the management of hazardous waste material.

Michigan Part 111 Rule 299.9204(1)(bb) states that HSM that is generated then transferred to a verified reclamation facility for the purpose of reclamation is not hazardous waste under this exclusion if certain conditions, notifications and record keeping requirements are met. These Michigan rules are associated with the federal “Definition of Solid Waste” regulations that revised several recycling-related provisions in the January 13, 2015 rules.

As an innovator in the development of sustainable, closed-loop remanufacturing systems for automotive and industrial paint solvents, Gage annually reclaims more than five million gallons of used solvent and returns it to original condition for reuse by our customers.

On June 7, 2018, Gage became the first company to be authorized as a verified recycler by the State of Michigan’s Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (formerly the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality). Although the term “verified recycler” may be removed in Michigan’s latest proposed rulemaking, the exclusion remains and is associated with the term “reclamation facility”. In addition to Michigan, many other states have adopted the rules to ease the management of waste material when handled by a verified recycler as defined by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

There are also significant environmental benefits associated with this process. They include providing a proven sustainable solution, reducing environmental footprint while decreasing process costs and conserving natural resources, minimizing waste opportunities, and reducing air emissions.

For inquiries regarding our verified recyling capabilities, please email the team directly at