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Discover How Car Recycling Saves the Environment While Earning You Money

The process of car recycling and junk car removal isn’t a simple one, but in order to improve our environment it’s
something that needs to be done. It’s nearly impossible to do on the owner level so we’ve simplified the process of
recycling your junk car. You call us, we give you cash, and we take your car. It’s as simple as that.

But what happens after we take your junk car for cash? Your vehicle is taken to a processing center where the car
recycling begins:

What Is Recycled From Your Junk Car?







Solid Engine Parts

While some parts or broken, melted or shredded to make other
materials some are recycled for continued use. At the end of
the day, your vehicle goes on to become thousands of other
products while also working to keep other vehicles running.

Why Recycle Junk Cars for Cash?

If immediate cash in hand isn’t a big enough motivational factor for you, then consider that a single junk car can go
a long way toward helping the environment. As much as 98% of the material in most vehicles can be reused in
some format, whether it’s to produce more vehicles or for use in other products.

As technology improves the way cars are made, a variety of different metals are being introduced that offer a
higher rate of pay when recycled as well. Aluminum is making a bigger appearance in vehicles because it’s lighter,
easier to produce and can be recycled several times offer to save on the cost of vehicles. By recycling your
vehicle, you can contribute to lower sticker prices on new vehicles - and many other products

Keep in mind as well that when you recycle junk cars for cash, you’re keeping those hulking, non-running vehicles
and parts out of landfills, wilderness dumps and junk yards that contribute to environmental pollution. You make
money, you contribute to the global economy and you’re doing your part for a greener tomorrow.

Tyres Recycled
Transmision Recycled
Vehicle Metal Recycled

Tyres Recycled


Vehicle Metal

Junk Car Recycling - Going Beyond the Metal

Cars and other vehicles are typically around 76% metal, so there are a lot of other components that can be
recycled and reused. One prime example is plastics; these have gained in popularity because plastics reduce the
weight of a vehicle thus making it more fuel efficient. Unfortunately plastic parts don’t corrode and break down as
easily and they can be extremely harmful to the environment. Get these plastic components handled properly
through junk car recycling for cash.

Radiaters Recycled
Engines Recycled
Rims Recycled




Cash for Junk Cars - Supporting the End of Life Vehicle Proposal

Did you know: A car weighing 1.3 tons without plastic components uses more than one thousand additional liters of
fuel over a car weighing 1.1 tons produced using plastic component?

Common sense dictates that a heavier car uses more fuel, thus manufacturers continually search for new ways to
reduce the weight on vehicles. This has caused many to lean toward plastic components and - as previously
mentioned - aluminum components.

Although the proportion of plastics used in vehicle production has increased in recent years, the proportion of plastics
recovered and recycled from End Of Life Vehicles has not. What inhibits this from occurring is the number of polymers
used. This, however, does not really present the problem, it is the fact that the type of polymers used are not stated. If all plastics were readily identified based on what polymer type used, the recyclability of plastics used would increase tremendously.

Did you know: In 1998, battery cases accounted for 5,000 of the 14,000 tons of automotive plastics recovered and
recycled. However, it is estimated that21,000 tons of plastics are currently land filled.

Common Plastics used:
Polypropylene (PP), Polyethylene (PE), Polyurethane (PU) and Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) are the most common
plastic types used in vehicle production.

41% of plastics used come in the form of PP that is used in dashboards, bumpers, and fender liners. PP is
easily recyclable as is PE and PU and markets from non-automotive areas already exist.

PVC is used in 12% of the average 1990’s produced vehicle. Compared to the other polymers used in
vehicle production, PVC is relatively more difficult to recycle and currently, no recycling facilities currently
exist for post-consumer PVC.

The traditional methods of disposing PVC involve incineration, although, in recent years, it has raised
considerable concern due to dioxin emission, which is said to disrupt the hormone system. Vehicle
producers are currently looking for alternatives to PVC.

Suspension Metal Recycled
Batteries Recycled
Alternaters Recycled

Suspension Metal



Cash for Junk Cars - Vehicle Fluids

Fluids from vehicles is one of the major concerns when it comes to disposing off vehicles. Many of the fluids and
chemicals used within a vehicle are toxic to the environment and harmful to people and animals. Of all of these
fluids, the one of the greatest potential to harm and pollute is lubricating oil. As cars are left to sit and rot, the
seals and gaskets will quickly corrode, causing these fluids to leak free of the vehicle and pollute the ground
where the vehicle is stored.

Cash for Clunkers - Other Parts from Car Recycling

It’s not just the metal that folks are after when it comes to recycling. Junk car recycling goes after every reusable
component within a vehicle so very little is left for trash or waste. If you can think of a part within your vehicle there’s
a good chance it can serve another purpose, or continue to serve its purpose in another vehicle. Here are some
prime examples of how parts can be collected through junk car recycling for reuse or repurposing:

Catalytic Converters:
These parts offer up a lot of potential as the steel from the exhaust can be reused and the precious metals from
within the catalytic converter can be put to practical use in other formats. This includes platinum, rhodium and

Batteries can do a lot of damage when left to rot and corrode, and while most of the batteries are removed for
recycling, many vehicle owners will pull them before getting cash for a junk car. It’s best to leave it in and let it be
recycled along with the vehicle. You don’t get more or less money by pulling it out and if you keep it you have a
corroding battery to deal with.

Glass constitutes approximately 3% of a vehicles weight that translates into thousands of tons worth of vehicle
glass that is available for recycling.

Tires account for 3.5% of the average weight of an End Of Life Vehicle. Many different processes may be used to
recycle tires that include:

  •  Tire derived fuel: replaces some of the fossil fuels traditionally used.
  •  Granulation/Crumbing: processed into rubber shred/crumb for carpet underlay, sports surfaces, etc.
  •  Pyrolysis: thermally breaks down tires into gas, oil, carbon black and steel.

There are many various tire disposal options, these include:

  •  Reusing part-worn tires
  •  Reusing for landfill engineering
  •  Recycling via re-treading
  •  Recycling via grinding
  •  Recycling via cryogenic fragmentation
  •  Recycling via de-vulcanization
  •  Recycling via microwave technology
  •  Energy recovery
  •  Energy recovery via incineration and cement kilns

Uses of recycled tires:

  •  Boat and dock fenders
  •  Sports tracks
  •  Highway guards
  •  Roof tiles
  •  Road surfaces
  •  Crash barriers at racetracks
  •  Noise control products
  •  Coastal defenses

Do You Need to Dismantle a Junk Car to Recycle the Parts?

Not at all. While it might be tempting to try and part out your car to make money, it’s much easier to just call a tow
company that specializes in scrap car removal for cash. That means we pay you for your car and we do all the
work. The only thing you have to do is call us and point us to the vehicle in questions.

We’ll recycle any vehicle, any size, any type. If it was meant for transportation and built by the hands of men then
there’s a good chance we can take it off your hands and give you cash for that scrap.

Call Today to Learn More About Car Recycling or to Schedule An Appointment for
Scrap Car Removal

(780) 628-6801

Legislation requires that you
follow a specific process when
disposing of and recycling your
vehicle (and the many parts
within). Trust your car recycling
to a company that deals in cash
for junk cars - and does it by the
Our Mission
There are too many scrap car
towing companies offering junk
car removal and cash for scrap
cars that are out to cheat you.
It's our mission to offer the fastest
pickup with the highest payout on
junk cars.
Be Aware
That scrap car sitting on your
property is worth more than you
think. Before selling it for parts or
donating it, contact us or use the
form above to find out how much
cash for junk cars you will
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6210-30 Street NW
Edmonton, AB
(780) 628-6801
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