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You can probably spot a lot of recyclable products around your home, but you might not think that your old car is one of them. However, nearly 100% of the vehicles that are disposed of every year are recycled for their scrap metal, namely iron and steel. Besides the personal benefits of selling a junk car to a salvage yard, there are important environmental and societal benefits of recycling automotive steel. These include:
Recycled Steel is good for the Environment
First and foremost, steel recycling has a huge impact on the environment. Consider that recycling a single ton of steel conserves 2,500 pounds of iron ore, 1,400 pounds of coal, and 120 pounds of limestone. In addition to natural resources, recycled automotive steel also saves energy. In fact, the annual collection of recycled automotive steel saves enough energy to power about 20 million households for a year. With environmental benefits like these, why let your old junk car rust away in your yard?
Recycled Steel is good for Society
The average passenger car is about 60 percent steel and iron. The steel used to make the shell of your car, including the doors, hood, and trunk, contains a minimum of 25 percent recycled content. This means that recycled automotive steel is largely responsible for that new car you love or have thought about purchasing. And because steel scrap is a necessary ingredient in the production of new steel, recycled automotive steel can be used to make cans, appliances, construction materials, and more.
If you want to get rid of your old car the green way, contact Brock Auto Parts & Recycling. Family-owned and operated, Brock Auto Parts & Recycling has served the St. Louis area with scrap metal recycling and automotive recycling services for over 50 years. Call us today at (314) 332-1359 or visit our website to learn more about salvage yard.
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People buy cars because they expect them to meet their transport needs, not because they are made from valuable material that can be reprocessed and sold once the car reaches the end of its life. The fact that car parts can be salvaged, sold, recycled, and reused is something that many of us don’t even think about until it comes time to get rid of our old vehicles. Here is a look at an important step in this process:
Before the Beating
Before sending your old clunker to the crusher, a company like Brock Auto Parts and Recycling will carefully remove all parts that can be used in other vehicles after cleaning and a bit of repair. We offer top dollar to car owners in exchange for these parts. Because we benefit from selling used car parts, you can rest assured that no parts will go to waste.
The Car Crushing Process
The purpose of crushing a car is to make a former car compact so that it can be transported and handled more easily. After being positioned just right on the crusher, a crushing plate drops repeatedly, compacting the car into a brick of flattened steel. As the car is crushed, automotive fluids such as motor oil drain out and are collected in a container at the bottom of the crusher.
After being crushed, the metals that make up a car body are melted down in a recycling facility. The melted-down metal can then be molded into another automobile body, a steel bicycle frame, or another metal-based commodity.
At Brock Auto Parts & Recycling, we care about the environment. We also care about our customers. It is our goal to ensure that every reusable part of your car is put to good use, and that you get the best return possible on your old investment. To speak with a friendly and knowledgeable junk car parts specialist about our salvaging, crushing, and recycling services, call (314) 332-1359 or visit our junk yard in St. Louis.
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Donating your car to charity is a great way to give back to your community and support an organization that looks out for those in need of a brighter future. Brock Auto Parts & Recycling wants to help you give back, which is why we make it easy to donate a car to charity. Simply fill out our vehicle donation quotation form and someone will get back to you shortly with information regarding pickup of the vehicle. By filling out the form you are not committed to donating your car.
Brock Auto Parts of St. .Louis can answer any questions you have about auto recycling, so our auto recycling center at (314) 332-1359. We’ve served the area for more than 50 years, and specialize in scrap metal recycling, auto recycling, and used parts.
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Recycling is one of the best ways to reduce your carbon footprint and ensure a brighter, cleaner world for future generations. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to recycle when you are out of town or on the go—but it can be. Thanks to iRecycle, you can lean how, where, and when to recycle just about anything, just about anywhere. Using your current location, ZIP code, address, or city, iRecycle provides vital details for nearby collection points. This app is free and is designed for both the iPhone and iPad.
If you are serious about recycling, contact Brock Auto Parts & Recycling and let us haul away your old or used vehicle. We pay top-dollar for junk cars, and our auto recycling facility has been cleaning up St. Louis for over 50 years. To learn more about salvage yard, contact us online or call (314) 332-1359 today.