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How are cars recycled?

Updated: Oct 6, 2021

According to the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, every year about 95% of vehicles retired from U.S. roadways are recycled. With around 12 million vehicles reaching the end of their useful lives each year, that's a terrific opportunity.


We have a flat rate of $250 per vehicle



What Parts Get Used And How?

The most recycled parts of a car include tires, windshield glass, batteries, steel and iron, wheels, radiators, transmissions, rubber hoses, carpets, car seats, belts, oil filters, and mats.

Recycling a ton of glass can save around 10 gallons of oil from getting employed in the production of new glass.

Recycled glass from autos is used to create tile flooring, glass beads, porcelain, countertops, and jewelry.

Auto batteries are recycled to produce new ones.

Steel and iron from junk cars are commonly used to produce many different products.

Every year in the U.S., about 220 million old tires are generated, with an 80% recycling rate. Recycled tires are often used in pavement bases to make new roadways.


How Is It Done?


First we drain and collect all fluids, take out the catalytic converter and battery, and remove the aluminum wheels. We then prepare the car to be processed at a steel recycling center in Denver where it is shredded.


Crushing and shredding: Once all the recyclable car parts—except metals such as iron and steel—are sorted out and stored or sold, all that remains is the car body, which includes different metals and is crushed and shredded into a flat metal chunk. If the chunk were pressed into a cube, it would be roughly the size of a small microwave oven.




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