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20 Facts about Car Removal and Recycling

1. Out of all the different consumer products that get recycled on a regular basis, the one that gets recycled the most is the automobile.

2. The amount of materials that get recycled from wrecked vehicles has been measured to be at least 25 million tons a year.

3. The age of the entire industry that focuses on recycling cars has reached the 75 year mark. 

4. The second hand parts that are sold by your local car removal company are much cheaper than brand new parts. In fact, they can be up to 80% less expensive.

5. Recycled steel makes up to one quarter of your average car’s body. This is a testament to how important it is to recycle steel.

6. Junk cars provide us with 14 million tons of steel.

7. The amount of vehicles that reach their junk stages per year can be calculated to be over 27 million.

8. The amount of each vehicle that is recycled is 80%. All the non-recyclable material gets labeled as “Auto Shredder Residue.” It is made of materials that includes fabric, dirt, plastic and steel materials, just to mention a few.

9. If we are talking about the percentage of each car battery that gets recycled, the number is even higher. It is 99%.

10. One of the most recyclable parts of your average automobile is the humble tyre. The resulting material then goes on to make sandals, playgrounds and auto carpets.

11. So much steel gets recycled every year that over 12 million new cars are made as a result.

12. Sometimes the windshield can be recycled.

13. Another material that gets recycled from automobiles is the oil. In fact, so much oil gets recycled that it can fill over 80 million barrels.

14. There are toxic materials in vehicles, which makes disposing of them improperly bad for the environment. Auto recycling companies recycle them or dispose of them in environmentally friendly ways.

15. Alternators, transmissions and other expensive auto parts are refurbished so that they are in good condition. Then they are then sold.

16. Providing people with the means of selling faulty cars fast and easily reduces the amount of unsafe vehicles on the road. This then reduces the number of accidents.

17. Environmental compliance costs your local legitimate auto recycling company over 50 million dollars.

18. Recycling reduces the need for the mining of natural resources that are used to make steel. The amount can be calculated to be up to 120 pounds of limestone, 1400 pounds of coal and 2500 pounds of iron ore per ton of steel.

19. If your vehicle doesn’t have registration, you can still sell to a car wreckers in your area.

20. Second hand parts don’t only get re-used in vehicles. They can be used as arts and crafts materials as well to make furniture, kitchen utensils, gates, ornaments and so forth. The limit is your imagination.

 

The Environmental Impact of Recycling Your Car

Did you know that recycling auto parts diverts dangerous items and materials from landfills? Seems simple, but most people don’t know what can actually be recycled in order to make a difference.

Here are 4 of the top things that you can recycle from your vehicle to make an environmental impact.

 

1.) Catalytic Converters

Catalytic converters are devices incorporated in the exhaust system of a motor vehicle, containing a catalyst for converting pollutant gases into less harmful ones. They’re made using some of the most precious materials on earth, including platinum and palladium, as well as copper, nickel, cerium, iron and manganese. By recycling materials like this, you can reduce the need for mining, which uses even more of the earth’s precious resources. Mining requires a lot of energy and produces even more greenhouse gas emissions, so it’s important to recycle as much as we can.

 

2) Wiring Harnesses

Copper is one of the most in-demand natural resources, and the demand is only growing. Copper is used throughout the auto industry for wiring, and large amounts of copper are used in the wiring for hybrid vehicles, which are becoming more popular. The value of copper is incredibly high, and this demand means that recycling your car’s wiring can help us keep copper out of landfills and recycle it for reuse.

 

3) Engine Blocks & Transmissions

Aluminum is used in your car’s engine blocks and transmissions because it’s a fast, safe and cost-effective way to boost fuel economy and reduce emissions. Aluminum is also highly recyclable – up to 90% of the aluminum in your car can be recycled. Recycling just one ton of aluminum can save the energy equivalent of up to 21 barrels of oil.

 

4) Body & Frame

Up to 85% of your car can be recycled, and a large part of that is your car’s body and frame. We recycle your car’s body and frame to use it for scrap metal – that is, metal that can be re-fabricated and turned into a new item. This reduces the need for producing more metals, and reduces the amount of energy needed to produce new car parts and other items.

By understanding the ways you can recycle your car, you can help reduce the amount of metals that end up in landfills, reduce your greenhouse gas emissions and reduce the amount of energy needed to mine and produce metals. 

Manville’s mission is to preserve our future by recycling today. We believe that everyone benefits from recycling. When you recycle your parts with us, you contribute to the well being of our planet,