Recycling a Vehicle: What Are Your Options?

Vehicles contain metal and other materials that are easy to recycle. If you have an old jalopy sitting on your property, you may feel like having it towed away and placed in a landfill. Before you choose this option, however, you should know about auto recycling opportunities. Instead of putting the automobile in a landfill, where it could contribute to environmental pollution, you can donate it or sell it to a salvage lot, sell it to an auto recycling center, or sell it to an individual.

Donating to a Salvage Lot

Many salvage lots accept donated vehicles for their recycling program. If you would like to donate your vehicle, Wrench-A-Part will come to your location and tow it away for free. Instead of ending up in a landfill, the vehicle will be recycled and manufactured into new products.

Selling to a Salvage Lot

You also have the option of selling your car to a salvage lot. As long as they contain a good collection of salable parts, salvage vehicles are typically worth hundreds of dollars each. If you need some extra cash, recycling a vehicle by selling it to a salvage lot is the best option.

Selling to an Auto Recycler

When recycling a vehicle, Some people elect to sell the automobile directly to a recycler. The downside is that you may receive less for the vehicle than you would by selling it to a salvage lot. In addition, some recyclers require you to remove non-recyclable materials from the car.

Selling to an Individual

Selling a salvage vehicle to an individual can be a lucrative option if the person needs the vehicle for parts. However, you may have to engage in some price haggling if choose to go this route. In any event, selling your junker to an individual does help to keep its parts from entering a landfill.

Contact Us Today

Wrench-A-Part is a professionally operated junkyard that participates in auto recycling. If you plan on recycling a vehicle, we will accept it as a donation, or pay you for the car if it still has parts that we can sell. In most cases, donating or selling a car to a junkyard is the most hassle-free method of auto recycling. To find out how much Wrench-A-Part would offer you for your junk vehicle, just fill out the vehicle inquiry form on our website to receive a free quote.


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