It happens everyday throughout North America, junk cars a towed, crushed and melted down only to be re-incarnated at a later date in the form of cars, steel for buildings, and a variety of other daily essentials. In fact you might be surprised to learn that automobiles are the most recycled consumer product in the country with the equivalent of 13.5 million cars worth of steel being recycled each year (Steel Recycling Institute). This recycling process is not only environmentally beneficial but also helps to keep the price of raw materials for cars lower than it would otherwise be. Cash For Cars Sydney
The basics of car recycling are quite simple, they start with you calling a participating auto wrecker and giving them details about your car, truck or SUV and getting a quote of what they will pay for your junk car. From there an appropriate towing vehicle will be dispatched and your vehicle will be taken to a scrap yard. Re-usable parts from the interior, exterior and engine compartment will be pulled apart for resale and the rest of the car will go into a large shredder.The shredding process takes under a minute on newer machines and the metals are separated for recycling using a series of magnets while the rest of the components are usually thrown away. After separation, the metals are most commonly sent to individual plants where they are processed and sold to car manufacturers, construction companies and a variety of other vendors.