Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
AutoZone, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
AutoZone
Penalty: 
$11,000,000
Year: 
2019
Date: 
June 19, 2019
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

AutoZone agreed to pay $11 million in settlement of allegations it unlawfully disposed of hazardous waste in landfills not authorized for such material, by allowing customers to deposit waste into regular trash containers. Joining in the settlement were the District Attorneys of Alameda, Monterey, Riverside,San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, Solano, Ventura and Yolo Counties, and the Los Angeles City Attorney.

Level of Government: 
local
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
California Multi-Jurisdiction Case
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
Facility State: 
California
Facility County: 
multi-county
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Tennessee
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
retailing
Specific Industry of Parent: 
retail-auto parts
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.