Recycling cars

By 11 July, 2022 No Comments

Did you know that over 600,000 cars become obsolete each year in Australia? Imagine how many that is around the world!

The good thing for all of us in our battle with climate change about 90% of a car can be recycled into new metals for reuse in new products and much of the 10% that is not recyclable can be repurposed rather than just sent to landfill. So, recycle your cars for cash.

Below we have listed some of the benefits of recycling the metals from an old car.

Why Recycle?

Recycling old ferrous and non-ferrous metals from a car is great for the environment in many ways. The use of energy to dig and transport the raw materials, the damage to the natural environment created from mining and the CO2 gases is much less when we recycle metals.

Recycling of cars by a licensed operator like Raw Metal Corp ensures the safe disposal of hazardous materials from the vehicle, such as oil, coolant, brake fluid and air conditioning gases that are harmful to the environment. We can also recover copper, aluminium, stainless steel, and precious metals especially from the catalytic converter in the engine.

Why Recycle Waste Oil?

The oil left in old car engines can easily pollute the environment and needs to be disposed of correctly rather than buried in landfills or areas that can easily contribute to the contamination of groundwater, creeks, and rivers. A Department of the Environment report stated that one litre of oil can contaminate one million litres of water. Old oils can be filtered and reused and turned into other useful products. Here in Australia, we are getting better at recycling old oil.

Why Recycle Batteries?

Battery recycling has been conducted for longest with the battery manufacturers one of the first industries to adopt a circle economy mindset. Lead-acid car batteries contain lead and sulphuric acid, both highly toxic substances. Approximately  97 per cent of battery components can be recycled. Much less energy is used when we recycle. We will pay cash for your old lead acid batteries.

Why Recycle Scrap Metals?

An average family car contains over a tonne of ferrous and non-ferrous metals including copper, aluminium, stainless steel, and many other precious metals. Once a car has been dismantled, most steel parts can be separated magnetically from other recyclable materials, melted down to new steel products with no loss of quality. Recycled steel can be used for a variety of purposes, including cars, construction materials and steel cans at a fraction of the cost of mining ‘virgin’ iron ore.

Why Recycle Plastic Car Parts?

Nowadays, there are many lightweight plastics used in cars, so the reclamation of plastic car parts, such as dashboards, bumpers, and the like, is another good reason to recycle. An average old car contains up to 190kg of plastic parts, which can be separated, shredded, and broken down into long-chain molecules called polymers. Recycling plastic keeps valuable raw materials out of the landfill and allows them to be reused in products such as recycled auto parts, carpets and garden furniture for example.


Raw Metal Corp can recycle your old car and pay you cash!

Raw Metal Corp are fully licensed and approved to recycle old cars and can offer you cash for scrap cars. We operate throughout the Brisbane and will take cars, 4WDs, trucks and vans, in any shape or condition. You can bring it in to us for cash or we can pick it up from you.

Call 1300 729 638 for more information.