Whether you are replacing a single part of your car or junking an entire vehicle, chances are that the car parts you no longer need can be recycled. At Onestop Disposal, we want to help you keep your old car parts and tires out of the landfill. That is why our team has put together a list that will help you properly recycle old car parts and tires.
5 Surprising Car Parts that can be Recycled
Most people do not realize that a lot of old car parts can actually be recycled and reused. 5 surprising car parts that can actually be recycled include:
1. Used Motor Oil
Motor oil never wears out, it actually only gets dirty. Improperly disposing of motor oil can lead to contaminated soil, streams, rivers, and groundwater. If you are looking to recycle motor oil, you can take your used motor oil to a certified collection centre in your area, so that it can be properly cleaned and reused.
2. Oil Filters
Just like with motor oil, used oil filters can also be recycled and must be properly disposed of by law. If you get your oil changed at an auto shop, check to see if they recycle their oil filters, or try taking your old oil filter to an oil recycling centre if you change your car’s oil yourself.
3. Auto Glass
Recycling auto glass used to be a difficult endeavour because the glass is sandwiched between two layers of plastic; however, since technologies have improved, many windshield replacement companies are now working with recycling companies in an effort to reduce waste. Reclaimed auto glass can be transformed into fibreglass insulation, concrete blocks, and glass bottles, while the plastic can be reused as carpet glue and other applications.
4. Scrap Metal
Aluminum car rims, door handles, and other scrap metal from damaged and decommissioned vehicles can be sold at scrap metal yards, where they will be melted down for a new life in some other form.
Car batteries can be sent to recycling centres or back to the manufacturers to ensure that the toxic chemicals inside, such as lead, do not end up contaminating the environment.
Recycling Your Old Tires
Old tires make up a fair amount of the total waste generated each year. Burning old tires results in air pollution and a toxic, flammable oily runoff. Instead, you should always take your tires to a reputable tire dealer, local tire collection event, or recycling centre where they can be turned into rubberized asphalt for highways.
If you would like to learn more about recycling old car parts and tires, or if you are interested in one of our junk removal services or bin rentals, please contact Onestop Disposal at 604-613-5271 or by filling our a contact form on our website.