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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: The Top Benefits of Car Recycling

Old damaged cars on the junkyard waiting for recycling

Sales for vehicles in Canada is now over the two million mark every year.

If you’re thinking of buying a new car and aren’t sure what to do with your old one, a good idea is to recycle it. 

In this article, we’ll look at the top benefits of car recycling to help encourage you to do your bit for the planet. Keep reading to learn more. 

1. Reduce Manufacturing and Greenhouse Gases

The top reason for recycling your car is that it will help reduce the number of materials produced. 

By recycling the steel and iron in your car, these materials won’t need to be created and the number of toxins released into the air will be reduced. 

This is because recycling uses far less energy than it takes to manufacture new steel, and it reduces the need to mine for materials, which is a huge pollutant. 

As a result, by recycling your car, you’re improving the air you breathe and reducing greenhouse gas emissions while helping to keep animal habitats safe.

2. Abandoned Vehicles Are Huge Polluters

As well as reducing the gases released from manufacturing new materials, by recycling a car, you’ll ensure it doesn’t damage the local environment as much as if you sent it to the landfill or abandoned it.

By having a professional recycle your vehicle, everything from break fluids to power-steering fluid will be dealt with and disposed of properly

If you simply abandoned your car, the damage its leaking engine could cause to the environment would be significant. 

By recycling your car, you also reduce landfill, which is important as it means car pollutants won’t damage or contaminate soils. Professionally disposing of your car is the responsible thing to do and ensures waterways and forests remain clean. 

3. Boost Your Local Economy

That’s right, by recycling your car you can give local businesses a boost. This is because smaller manufacturing companies can’t afford to buy new steel. 

The recycled steel enables them to continue producing parts, without the huge price tag.

Better yet, by being able to produce cheaper parts, many companies will keep the price tags down for customers too. It’s an economy and environmental win!

4. Earn Some Money in the Process

As well as being better for the planet, recycling your car is also better for your wallet.  

At Scrap Car for Cash, we will pay you for your car. This option is great for those whose old car would otherwise just be sitting on their yard, taking up space. 

The process for recycling your car is simple too. All you need to do is get in contact for a quote. It doesn’t matter what condition your car is in, you can expect a free pick up.

Car Recycling Is Definitely Worthwhile – What Are You Waiting For?

Help the planet, keep your home looking spit-spot, and make yourself a little extra cash. What’s not to like about car recycling?

Are you based in Ottawa, Canada? If so, check out our services to find out how you can scrap your car for cash. Fill out our form for a free quote.