Did you know that scrap metals like copper brass steel aluminum and catalytic converts are the #1 recycled product? While you may be done with the metals that’s taking up space in your garage or lamenting the metal that was totaled in scrap copper or other metals, over 85 percent of the material is recyclable
Below are just some of the elements of your scrap metal that are still potentially valuable for recycling purposes. The presence of these parts could increase the free quote you get when you contact a scrap yard or recycling center to sell your scrap. It’s easy to think that a car that no longer runs or requires too many repairs isn’t worth a penny. But it is. If you’re a talented mechanic and can dissemble your junk car and sell the parts one piece at a time, you’re in a sweet spot. You can still get cash for recycling your car, make a few bucks selling the individual elements, plus you do the environment good and support other mechanics who rebuild vehicles. Many peoples, however, don’t have the time or ability to remove valuable car parts and create a menu of available items for sale. Don’t lose out, do some research about the parts of your vehicle. Then seek out a recycling facility that will discuss your vehicle in depth and offer a respectable quote in return based on the elements that are still part of your junk and scrap metals.
The steel industry is dependent on recyclable materials like junk cars. New products made of steel or that contain steel components are created in part because of the recycling of junk cars. Unloading your junk car not only pads your pockets, it is an environmentally friendly choice. You are minimizing your carbon footprint by passing your junk car on to an operation that knows the proper way to reuse and recycle its parts.
Steel is the most recycled material on the planet, more than all other materials combined. Like copper, the amazing metallurgical properties of steel allow it to be recycled continually with no degradation in performance from one product to another. Steel is the engine that drives the recycling of many consumer goods. According to the Steel Recycling Institute, automobiles are recycled at the rate of 92.5 percent followed by appliances at 90 percent and the 72 percent recycling rate of steel packaging. Recycled steel products are found in appliances, automotive products, buildings, highways, defense products, and the energy industry..