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Scrap Car Recycling: Why, How and Where

Scrap car recycling is a form of waste management for end-of-life vehicles that reduces environmental impacts and risks. It involves the separate collection of used cars, their components and fluids, and their subsequent processing to produce secondary materials such as metals, oils and plastics. This is where Auto Scrap specializes in helping you sell your car fast and conveniently.

These can be sold on to other manufacturers or used as raw materials in new products. Scrap car recycling programs like Auto Scrap have been implemented in Canada and most developed countries in response to increased risk from old cars releasing hazardous substances during normal operation or demolition. In the US alone there are more than 250 scrap car programs with combined inventory exceeding 5 million scrapped cars. These programs typically accept all makes and models of vehicles that meet certain criteria for eligibility. To find out more about scrap car recycling contact Auto Scrap today or read on…

What is scrap car recycling?

Scrap car recycling is the process of dismantling and breaking down old vehicles to extract and recover recyclable materials. It is often performed by a scrap car company that buys your old vehicles for cash. Scrap car recycling can include the dismantling, sorting, and refurbishing of the vehicle's components, as well as any processing and conversion of materials into new products.

The car scrapping process is regulated by federal and provincial laws, particularly regarding the handling of regulated materials such as asbestos and leaded paint. Regulations may also cover aspects such as hours of operation, employee health and safety, and record keeping.

Why do we need scrap car recycling?

The average age of a scrapped car has also fallen from 12 years to 7 years. So why is there such a dramatic increase in scrap cars? The rise in scrap cars can be attributed to two things, the increased number of cars on the road and the increased average lifetime of cars.

The number of cars on the road, particularly in the US and Western Europe, has increased significantly since the 1950s. In the US, the number of licensed vehicles has risen from 50 million in 1966 to more than 250 million in 2016.

The number of registered vehicles has increased even more dramatically in Great Britain and Germany, where it has risen from 15 million to 46 million and from 10 million to 36 million respectively. The growing number of vehicles on the road has contributed to higher annual scrapping rates in recent years.

How does scrap car recycling work?

Auto Scrap will evaluate your car over the phone and arrange a tow truck to come to you, quickly inspecting your vehicle and give you a price based on the weight of the scrap car and its condition. If the vehicle is not running, Auto Scrap will arrange to pick it up.

The scrap car company will then process your scrap car and resell it as parts and scrap materials. The scrap car company must be able to prove that they have recycled the car and that they have recycled it in a responsible manner.

Where can I recycle my scrap car?

Auto Scrap car recycling is the best option for most people because of quick pricing, and removal services. There are many locations throughout Canada, contact Auto Scrap for arranging the best location to you.

Find out more about scrap car recycling here. You can also select to donate your car to a charity or sell your car privately to a new owner.

Confirming your choice: Cost and environmental benefits

Ask yourself which option will cost you less. If you scrap your car, you’ll have less paperwork to complete. If you sell your car, you may have to pay taxes on the money you get. It works out the best of both worlds when you deal with Auto Scrap

If you sell your car to a dealer, you’ll have to pay the dealer’s fees.

Final words

If you have an old car that’s not running or worth repairing, then it’s time to consider scrapping it. The car scrapping process is regulated by federal and provincial laws, particularly regarding the handling of regulated materials such as asbestos and leaded paint. Auto Scrap has you covered so Contact us now so we can pay you and remove your car hassle-free.

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