19/12/2019 0 Comments
How Recycling Your Junk Car Can Benefit the Environment
Automobiles are the most reused and repurposed commodity. If the repairs exceed the total value of your vehicle, it’s best to get it recycled. Almost every component of a car can be recycled, even the oil. Canada saves almost 85 million barrels of oil every year by recycling old oil.
Junk My Car Now provides junk car removal services in Calgary and the surrounding areas. Various materials such as steel frames, lead and rubber from your old car can be reused.
Environmental Benefits of Recycling a Junk Car
Here are some junk car recycling benefits that you need to know about:
1. Protecting Natural Resources
It takes less energy to recycle old metal rather than manufacture it using new natural resources. Forging new steel requires large amounts of coal which emits harmful greenhouse gases. It is much more time-efficient to remold old steel than mine for iron ore and manufacture steel. Coal refineries are the largest emitters of greenhouse gases.
2. Landfill Waste
Junk car recycling also takes up less area in a landfill. Landfills produce methane gas, which is hazardous to the environment. The areas around landfills can be damaged due to heavy usage of machinery at all times. This, in turn, makes it difficult for the survival of animal species in nearby areas. During rains, the toxic chemicals seep through the soil causing groundwater pollution. Consuming such groundwater can result in serious health outcomes for those who are dependent on such a water source.
3. Repairing Your Old Vehicles
Old vehicles have performance issues and tend to emit air-pollutants at the end of their lifespan. Fixing such mechanical issues can be expensive. So it’s better to recycle your old car.
4. Optimal Car Disposal
Vehicles are often disposed of when not in use. Fluids such as gasoline can leak into waterways if the vehicle is not disposed of correctly. This can be hazardous for the residents living nearby. An average junk car can have up to 5 to 10 gallons of fluids in them. If they are not discarded properly, they can contaminate soil and water, which affects wildlife and the eco-system.
5. Recycle Old Tires
Lot of space is used to store old tires. Burning them releases harmful chemicals in the environment. Tires are durable, non-biodegradable and usually take 50 to 80 years to disintegrate. Old tires can be sold to different markets depending upon their state and model. Recycled tires may be used in playgrounds or in-ground rubber applications. If the tires are salvageable, they can be reused in another vehicle.
6. Car Batteries
People often take out their old batteries before selling their old vehicles, as they are extremely dangerous and should not be tossed away. Properly dispose of the batteries as they are made of lead, acid, and plastic. Don't keep them outside, particularly in hot weather conditions. With proper recycling, old batteries can be reused.
Almost 86% of a car is recyclable. A recycling facility breaks down your vehicle to salvage the reusable components and will recycle the remaining. Junk car removal involves a few simple steps. They are:
• Salvageable parts are removed and the fluids are drained out.
• Smaller valuable parts are sold to local repair shops or remanufacturing companies.
• Metal framework is crushed and pressed into a metal sheet.
Read our blog- Tips for Recycling a Junk Car - to learn about junk car recycling
Junk My Car Now uses eco-friendly ways to recycle your old vehicle. You can donate your unwanted car for a charity of your own choice or get cash for old vehicle. We are here to make the world more environmentally friendly. Contact us for more information on our recycling process.