Auto Recycling: It Helps the Environment
Environmental issues come in multiple forms with regards to auto recycling. When a car is at the end of its usefulness, how much of it can be recycled? Many people don’t know that nearly every item from a vehicle can be recycled (including fluids, glass, tires and metal). Making sure that no hazardous materials end up in our landfills is part of our job.
Not only does recycling help our environment, it reduces the need for pollution generated from new manufacturing. It also can give some auto parts a second chance at being useful instead of winding up rusting away in a landfill.
Resources Benefit from Auto Recycling
- In North America alone, the parts from car recycling save nearly 85 million barrels of oil annually that would have been used to manufacture new automotive parts.
- Harmful materials such as oil, transmission fluid, coolant, power steering fluid and brake fluid that are not properly recycled or disposed can result in the contamination of soil and ground water.
- One liter of engine oil can pollute as much as one million liters of water if it isn’t properly recycled. Additionally, not recycling oil is a loss of an energy source.
- Though auto manufacturers stopped using mercury switches nearly 20 years ago, there are a significant number of vehicles at the end of their usable life that contain mercury. Mercury is a bio-accumulative toxin, meaning it is a persistent contaminant that does not readily breakdown, which is detrimental to the ecosystem and wildlife.
Let Recycle Your Auto come and pick up your forgotten old vehicle. We will remove it from your property without leaving a mark behind and in a green certified manner. Not only will you make money from recycling your vehicle with us, you can also feel good knowing that all the parts of your auto will be recycled with mother nature approval to the maximum possible benefit.