Efforts in Recycling of Glass Containers

Those wishing to determine the specific value of a junk car in Groveport, Dublin, or Washington, should call 614-715-5005. Residents of Pickerington, Valleyview, and Upper Arlington should know that calling an auto junk hauler is often the best option for disposal. Do we buy auto scrap for cash in Brice, Flint, and Westerville? Yes, we will buy junk cars and tow them away. As an experienced buyer of scrap cars serving Truro, Bexley, and Madison, we know how to get the job done quickly.

A February 9, 2017 article by Cole Rosengren on Waste Dive discusses an innovative recycling process. “The OR Beverage Recycling Cooperative (OBRC), which operates the container deposit program, is launching a pilot program to gather glass bottles to be refilled by breweries.  The initial phase is expected to begin in 2 years and focuses on larger bottles. Once they expand the volume of “BottleDrop” redemption stations across the state it could gather more than 2M bottles annually. Since OBRC already has a $34M budget and 250+ employees to run the state’s deposit program, it’s in a good spot to host a pilot on this scale.  The redemption rate will be heightened to ten cents beginning in April as part of efforts to improve rates of return. OBRC has current relationships with the state’s various breweries so the potential for higher collection volumes gives this pilot an advantage for likely success. While various breweries already allow guests to bring in large growlers for refilling, the option isn’t widely adopted for different bottle types.

Reverting to the model of refillable bottles common for beer and soda makers, could assist recyclers that have been struggling to deal with mixed-quantities of glass. The market for glass among manufacturers remains high in some states, but the continuous shift to one-stream has led to reduced quality and mixed colors are less valuable. Some organizations, like Alpine Recycling in CO, invested in further advanced sorting equipment to resolve these issues. Last year, a lengthy list of companies from the beverage & waste industries also created the U.S. Glass Recycling Coalition and has been working with states developing new solutions. Meanwhile, a group of local municipalities have ceased their collection of these the material until local markets improve. The newest additions to the list are New Orleans and Knoxville.”  The complete article is available here.

Value of a Junk Car in Franklin County

The value of a junk car in Gahanna, Franklin, or Grandview Heights, may not be significant based on market prices. In the auto junk and recycling business, the prices for scrap cars fluctuate based on market variables in Blendon, Blacklick, and Grove City, OH. Those in Jefferson, Hilliard, or Obetz, with a vehicle that is essentially now auto scrap, should try our convenient service. Car owners throughout the areas of Jackson and New Albany should consider reaching our buyer of scrap cars. Our company believes in waste diversion by aiming to reuse and recycle as much as possible.

Wrecked Car Insurance Price

Columbus Scrap Cars is a central-Ohio based outfit operating in the auto recycling of junk cars sector. To get a price for your auto scrap in the areas of Whitehall, Worthington, and Lockbourne, OH—call (614) 715-5005. When we provide you a junk car quote in the regions of Harrisburg, Obetz, or Bexley, the process of damaged vehicle removal in included. We have recently expanded the service area in which we buy scrap cars and tow hem away to include the Riverlea, Urbancrest, and Blendon, OH zones. What is the current value of a salvage car? It depends on a variety of factors including: age, location, and the condition and size.

Jeff Daniels of CNBC released a story titled ‘Auto insurance rate rises at fastest rate in almost thirteen years’ with the following insight: “Americans are driving more as a result of rising employment & cheap gas; this also means they are getting into more accidents — which leads to higher insurance rates. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety says approximately 87% of drivers engage in at least one risky behavior such as using cell phones or not wearing seat belts. Jim Lynch, chief actuary of the Insurance Institute feels that the number of accidents has risen; at the same time, the size of claims has been rising. The size of claims is trending higher & affecting auto insurers. Rising costs for medical care, auto repair and replacement auto parts components are contributing.

The US government released its auto insurance-related Consumer Price Index (CPI) data —showing prices increased 6% year-to-year in April. Medical bills seem to be crazy–as the costs rose especially for bodily injury. From 2005 to 2013, the average cost for bodily injury claims rose 32%. A report last year from KPMG suggests that the autonomous vehicles under development by Google and others may lower auto insurance prices. One of the largest rate increases this year among the major auto insurers was Allstate’s average 25% increase in the state of Georgia. Allstate said traffic fatalities increased 21% in GA in 2015, the first annual increase after a decade of consecutive decreases. Also, the number of miles driven on GA roads & highways grew well above the national average.” The full article is available here: http://www.cnbc.com/

Do you need quick damaged vehicle removal?

Ohio residents with auto scrap in Georgesville, Brown, or Clinton, can contact our junk car buyer for a quote. The auto recycling of junk cars may not be the most glamourous of industries; however, it is a necessity to minimize landfill expansion. Are you in need of damaged vehicle removal services in the cities of Mifflin, Norwich, or Perry, OH? We now buy scrap cars throughout the Ohio regions of Plain, Sharon, and Truro. If you have an old salvage car sitting around that is an eyesore to those in the neighborhoods of Washington, Lincoln Village, Amlin—take action to get it scrapped! Green companies like ours are not only good for the environment, but and also create green jobs in cities like Columbus, Groveport, and Darbydale.

Electric Vehicle Upgrades

Electric Vehicle Upgrades

Columbus Scrap Cars will buy scrap cars for cash in Franklin County. Are you wondering who will buy my junk car in Lincoln Village, Amlin, or Blacklick? To swap cars for cash to an auto scrap outfit that will buy scrap cars is easier than you think. We’ve been in the auto scrap business for many years, as a solution for those seeking a buy my junk car option, regardless of whether the vehicle is in the Galloway, Georgesville, or New Rome areas. Our next topic looks at making it easier for current electric vehicle (EV) owners to upgrade to the newest in battery technology.

On a January 22nd, 2016 article titled ‘EV Owners Expect Battery Upgrades’ by Steve Hanley on gas2.org, we learned the following news: “Auto executives say cars are becoming more like electronic devices. People want 4G connectivity and to control their cars with apps, wanting to e-mail & text while they drive. People want to be able to send off selfies, sharing them on Facebook. According to Green Car Reports, a lot of people think they should be able to upgrade their batteries, too. Tesla seems to be the only one interested in keeping the software in its cars as current as possible. It routinely does software updates and earlier this month rolled out an update enabling its cars with ‘Autopilot’ to park themselves and re-emerge when summoned.

But even Tesla has not thought of allowing upgrades to their batteries after the cars are built to customers. Early Model S sedans may have 60 kWh batteries, instead of the 70 and 90 kWh batteries that are now available. Tesla did put together an upgraded battery for its 1st car, the Roadster, but it cost $29,000. Denise Gray, CEO of LG Chem Power, wonders why manufacturers equip their cars with big, heavy, and expensive batteries designed to last for ten years. Gray thinks it would make sense to utilize smaller, lighter, cheaper ones that would be replaced with newer models every few years. Back in the dawn of the computer age microprocessors were upgraded at a pace that was so fast, new computers were obsolete by the time customers got them home from the store. EV batteries are improving all the time. Most manufacturers’ business models are selling as many new cars as possible, not keeping current with new technology for older cars.

A factor that depresses the market for used EVs is buyers feel stuck with old technology. If there were a model that allowed the easy swap of batteries for newer ones, the old batteries could be reused for electricity storage. Rather than owning batteries that become obsolete, drivers would rent the batteries, selecting a power & range they need.  Manufacturers could design cars with swappable batteries; new cars would cost less & invigorate the move to electric cars.” The full article is available at this link.

This situation may correct itself, as automakers will increasing create smaller, more efficient, yet more powerful batteries as EVs as they evolve. The exception would be those who own one of the older EVs that were produced when the concept was still in its infancy. I see a larger and more overlying concern regarding this issue. I can appreciate the desire for upgrading a battery to extend the vehicle’s range; however, increasing the power to facilitate the addition of more electronic components leads to more distracted driving. It seems we need to reduce distractions for those on the road, which are abundant as follows:

  • Making music selections and adjusting the volume
  • Entering a destination into their GPS
  • On a phone call or reading or responding to a text message
  • Modifying the heat or A/C temperature
  • Yelling at their kids, who are using noise-making handheld devices
  • Checking out their appearance in the mirror
  • Receiving an alert from their radar/laser speed trap detector
  • Smoking a cigarette
  • Adjusting the power windows, front or rear wipers and heated seat levels

Who will buy my junk car?

We are auto scrap experts serving Bexley, Dublin, and Gahanna. When we buy scrap cars in Grove City, Groveport, or Hilliard, fast response time will be delivered. To sell cars for cash in Pickerington, Reynoldsburg, Upper Arlington, contact our junk car buyer at (614) 715-5005. Residents wondering who will buy my junk car for cash in Westerville, Whitehall, and Worthington, should know that CSC is here to provide the best in scrap vehicle hauling service. We are now handling auto scrap and buying cars for cash in Brice, Harrisburg, and Lockbourne. Even if your car is broken down at a repair shop or transmission shop in Minerva Park, Obetz, Riverlea, we can be out the same-day to pick it up.