About Us

One Way — the Right Way.
The Ecology Way.

Ecology was founded in 1966, when a business idea led Ham Siroonian, Charles Pratty Sr, and Charles Siroonian to Santa Fe Springs, California. They created a “do-it-yourself” auto wrecking establishment with an emphasis on cleanliness and customer service.

This “do it yourself” auto wrecking was the first of its kind in the world. The Siroonians and Pratty were early adopters in the recycling movement.

They soon realized that successful recycling required a fleet of trailer trucks to collect and move scrap metal and plastic from cities, businesses, and railroads (transloading) to processing plants. These recycled materials would be loaded into containers for transport to the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, and shipped to manufacturers worldwide.

The Siroonians and Pratty also recognized the need for a reliable service to move solid waste materials to landfills.  Another glaring need was for heavy haul trucks and trailers to transport equipment and industrial parts to construction and manufacturing sites. 

Today, Ecology hauls millions of pounds of metal, equipment, and solid waste materials annually. It has grown to one of the largest heavy haul businesses in the USA, with a fleet of over 600 trucks, enormous storage facilities, and a network of yards and transfer stations throughout Southern California and Arizona.

The company remains family-owned.  Siroonians and Pratty children and grandchildren now manage the company with the same high standards established by its founders.

Ecology’s commitment to the environment is more than lip service. We keep strict controls in all aspects of our operations, using the highest standards to protect nature and our employees.