Why You Should Recycle Your Car


November 18, 2021

Do you have an old car in the Denver area collecting dust? AB Towing and Auto Recycling might have a solution for you! When you have a car that is nearly dead or has reached its limit already, it can be difficult to decide what to do with it. There are a lot of options up for consideration when it comes to deciding what to do with your junk car. You could sell it, trade it into a dealership for a couple of hundred bucks, take it to a landfill, or let it sit and rust, but the best option for you and the environment is to recycle your car. Not only will you be doing your part for the planet, but you will get money back for the parts of your car that are reusable!

What Is Auto Recycling?

Auto Recycling is the safe disposal of unusable motor vehicles and repurposing of the parts. Glass, tires, engines, batteries, and scrap metal are just a few of the things that can be taken from a junk car and reused. Around 25 million cars every year become inoperable and leave behind millions of tons of waste. Motor oil, windshield washer fluid, gasoline, and lead-acid batteries are a few examples of waste that can get left behind and cause detrimental effects to the environment. However, all of these things can also be recycled!

The first step to auto recycling is inspecting the vehicle to make sure it is more cost-efficient to recycle the car rather than repair it. Once that has been determined, the vehicle will be drained of fluids that will either be reused or disposed of properly. Next, the car will be broken down and spare parts will be salvaged. The last step is crushing the remainder of the metal leftover and recycling it!

Environmental Impact

When a junk car is not properly disposed of it can cause environmental concerns. If you bring your junk car to the landfill and leave it there, the toxic waste from your car can harm the surrounding environment and contribute to climate change. Car recycling can save millions of barrels of oil and generate enough steel to produce millions of new cars every year. It’s no secret that the more material we recycle and reuse means less new material is being manufactured and affecting our climate. 

Not only is Auto Recycling better for the environment, but you can still make money off of your car! You can get anywhere from $100 to 1,000 dollars for the spare parts from your old car. AB Towing and Auto Recycling make sure your car gets put to good use, disposed of properly, and that you get paid a fair value amount for your car’s parts. 

The sooner you get your car recycled the better! Get your junk car off the streets and your hands by recycling the parts at AB Auto Recycling for some extra cash! AB Towing and Auto Recycling are a family-owned and trusted local business that has been serving the Denver area for 10 years. Visit the AB Towing and Auto Recycling website to get a free quote of how much your car could be worth and get started on your Auto Recycling journey today!

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