Recycling scrap metal is an effective way to make some spare cash. But not every homeowner has access to left over scrap metal readily available for recycling. One common item that many people do have access to is an old car. If you own a vehicle that is no longer operable, instead of bringing it to the junk yard it can be recycled at a scrap metal yard. And aside from just towing your entire vehicle down to the yard, you can actually strip a vehicle for the most valuable parts.
A catalytic converter is a part of many vehicles that reduces the toxic gases and pollutants that come out of the vehicle's exhaust. Catalytic converters are found right before the exhaust pipe and are made of precious metals. They can fetch a higher price than many of the more common metal pieces that are brought to scrap yards.
Recycling regular batteries can be difficult. Normal batteries are hazardous materials and need to be disposed of in the proper way. Because of this many people think that car batteries must also be hard to get rid of. But that's actually not true. Car batteries are one of the most recycled products in the country. Not only is it good for the environment to recycle your car battery, but it is good for your wallet as well.
Your vehicle's wheels and hubcaps can be quickly turned around for some quick cash. Each of the metal components in your car's wheels are valuable to scrap metal yards. Additionally the tires may be worth selling to a used auto parts store. In fact some scrap yards also buy tires, although you should check on that before bringing tires to your local scrap yard.
Oil Pans, Filters, and Misc.
Throughout your vehicle there are a variety of metal components that can be detached and sold piece by piece. And although it might not provide as much capital as catalytic converters, your oil filter and similar auto parts can be sold at scrap yards.
Learn More About Recycling Your Vehicle
At Second Street Iron & Metal in Everett Massachusetts, we want to make recycling your vehicle easy and convenient. That is why we provide a helpful FAQ on our website to learn more about what you need to recycle an older vehicle. For more info please contact our team.