Columbus to Scrap Old Recycling Plan

Auto owners with junky vehicles in Dublin, Washington, and Pickerington must consider who will buy junk cars. The conversion of a car to junk car scrap effectively is good for the environment in Valleyview, Upper Arlington, and Brice.  If you have an old vehicle sitting around in Flint, Westerville, and Truro—take advantage of our scrap my car service today! We buy junk cars now throughout Bexley, Madison, or Gahanna, offering same-day and next-day pickup.

An article by Cole Rosengren on Waste Dive explained the following: “Columbus City Council chose unanimously approval a new 5-year agreement with Rumpke at their recent meeting, as reported by The Columbus Dispatch. The $45M contract includes picking up recycling, yard waste and scrap and street bins. Senior officials were not happy with the heightened cost; however, the current deal comes to an end very soon and dealing with a service interruption was seen as even worse.  With this ordinance, Columbus continues to negotiate with Rumpke for possible cost savings over the next 6 months. The city’s Dept. of Public Service will further deliver quarterly updates to the council on any progress in reducing expenses.

Companies bidding out the 2012 original deal chose not to do so this time, telling the city that it could be more cost-effective to divide the city into separately bidding zones or splitting up collection from disposal. This new contract allows both Columbus and Rumpke to cancel with one hundred eighty days of notice.  Columbus, OH could approve a new 5-year $44M million agreement with Rumpke for continual collection of recyclables and yard wastes. Costs significantly have risen, but since only one company bid on it they are stuck with them.  Over the past few years the marketplace for recycling has become more difficult for some companies. The full article is available here.

We Buy Junk Cars

We are pleased to announce that we buy junk cars in Galloway, Hamilton, and Reynoldsburg, OH. In Montgomery, Mifflin, and New Rome, junk car scrap is certainly on the rise. Our quick and easy scrap my car process will tow away junk cars throughout the Ohio areas of Lake Darby, Whitehall, and Worthington.  Your old car is recycled and repurposed significantly when we buy junk cars from you in Lockbourne and Marble Cliff, OH.  Our practices have great environmental benefits such as a reduction in air pollution & water pollution

Junk Cars Head South

Our junk car removal program is taking the areas of Groveport, Darbydale, and New Rome by storm. Fast cash for junk car scrap in now available across the areas of Brown, Clinton, and Norwich. When you receive money for a scrap car in Riverlea, Urbancrest, or Georgesville, the car can be quickly hauled away. Nobody in the neighborhood likely wants to see a broken down car sitting around and would prefer old car removal. People that buy junk cars in the greater Columbus area are standing by to provide you a quote. Our practices have environmentally related benefits such as reducing air pollution and water pollution.

In a July 8, 2016 article by Mónica Ortiz Uribe on Fronteras titled ‘America’s Auto Rejects Are Revived And Resold In Mexico’ we learned the following: “Mexico is making it harder to import old cars from the U.S., angering many that handle imports at the border who specialize in the refurbishing and resale of America’s 4-wheeled rejects. Recently, a sorry parade of damaged up cars sat bumper to bumper near a remote border crossing outside El Paso, TX. Many of them were lined up farther than the eye could see. Some had broken windshields and headlights, while others had dents on the hoods held shut by bungie cords. All were waiting near the border to cross into Mexico. He and other importers said Mexican customs agents abruptly reduced their hours and the number of cars they let through beginning in mid-June. This move has slowed an entire economic sector that’s long thrived. In the last 10 years Mexico received more than 7M used cars from the U.S.

The line of these clunkers at ports of entry in CA and TX has sparked chaos. Last month in Ciudad Juárez an angry group of importers blocked some commercial traffic coming into Mexico for a few hours. At a border crossing south of San Diego, the Tijuana Chamber counted as many as 4,000K waiting to enter. Eloisa Talavera, a Congresswoman the Mexican customs agency says the agency was tracking down on illegal imports— cars with values that are intentionally underestimated to avoid taxes or cars with fake emissions reports.

The Fronteras Desk contacted Mexican customs several times but didn’t get a response regarding why the agency had limited its hours and number of imports at the border, a move that’s negatively affected those who do business legally. Importers think customs is caving into pressure from the Mexican domestic auto manufacturing industry. In Mexico, new car sales are falling behind used car sales. While new car sales volume has remained relatively slow in Mexico over the last decade, auto manufacturing production has heightened in recent years. Today, Mexico is the area’s top auto exporter. Almost every significant brand has a factory there, such as Ford, Nissan and BMW. In the last (5) years Mexico exported 14M cars, mostly to the U.S. Eduardo Solis, president of Mexico’s Auto Manufacturer’s Association, says they are pressuring Mexican authorities to go after illegal car imports.

Solis says that too much trash from the U.S. ends up on our streets; if a car isn’t fit to be driven in the U.S., it shouldn’t be allowed on Mexico’s either. At a neighborhood body shop in Juárez, a worker repainted an imported Chevy Silverado. Other cars in the shop still had US registration stickers. Juan Flores, 2nd generation salesman, has been selling U.S. imports for many years. He says they make car ownership a reality for lower-wage Mexicans who don’t have access to lenders. Like other import salesman, Flores is paid for these cars in U.S. dollars, and right now the Mexican peso is weak.” The full article is here: http://www.fronterasdesk.org/content/10360/americas-auto-rejects-are-revived-and-resold-mexico

Processing junk car scrap

Are you asking yourself where to scrap a car in Sharon, Lincoln Village, or Amlin? You have found the best junk car removal option in the area! Are you wondering how and where to receive money for a scrap car in Marble Cliff, Harrisburg, or Bexley? The old car removal process is included when we buy scrap vehicles in Lake Darby, Worthington, and Lockbourne. Among the people that buy junk cars, we extend you fast and courteous scrap car removal processing. Residents of Hamilton, Pickerington, and Reynoldsburg that have a car that is not worth fixing should consider scrapping it. Those in Jackson, New Albany, and Galloway with a broken down vehicle should simply give us a call.

Scrap Auto Tire Removal

Columbus Scrap Cars will buy used cars for scrap in the regions of Dublin, Valleyview, and Montgomery, OH. Are you seeking a buyer of scrap vehicles Brice, Westerville, or Huber Ridge? We currently offer cash for junk cars and among the many options for people that buy junk cars. Residents of Truro, Madison, and Gahanna wanting junk car scrap services need only to contact our junk vehicle buyer for a price quote. As an environmentally sound operation, we take special cautions since old cars contain potentially hazardous chemicals that we process in an environmentally responsible manner to avoid contamination.

In the June 3, 2016 edition of WFYI Indianapolis an article titled ‘Marion County Mosquito Control’s Tire Recycling Day Is June 11’ was posted as follows: “The Marion County Department of Public Health has a Mosquito Control program, which encourages people to scrap unused tires amid a Tire Recycle Day on Saturday, 06/11 from 8 am to 4 pm. One of the simplest means to curb the mosquito population is to minimize regions of standing water where mosquitos tend to breed. Abandoned vehicle tires can gather water and become a place for mosquitoes to lay eggs. In partnership with Meineke Car Care, this tire recycling event collects used vehicle tires from Marion County residents at zero cost.  They will accept a maximum of (6) tires each. This event is for individuals and not for use by tire-related retailers or auto scrap yards. All picked up tires will be properly recycled.

Matt Sinsko, coordinator of the MCDPH Mosquito Control program says that this is one significant means for people to become involved in making their neighborhoods healthier places. In addition to the reduction of clutter, getting rid of old tires helps to control the possible spread of West Nile virus and other mosquito-based diseases.” The complete article is here: http://www.wfyi.org/news/articles/marion-county-mosquito-controls-tire-recycling-day-is-june-11

On June 1, 2016 an article titled ‘Abandoned vehicles litter roadways’ by Nancy Cook was posted on West Hawaii Today with the following information: “Abandoned vehicles dumped on the sides of Mamalahoa Hwy & elsewhere across the island are slowly disappearing, thanks to a new contract signed by Hawaii County. The news is a huge relief to Shirlee Shumway, who for six months has noticed many cars beginning to appear on the roadside. The county began tagging the abandoned vehicles, then removing them. Individuals were stripping the valuable components from the cars at night. According to Shumway, one car, covered in a silver tarp, had been on the Mamalahoa Highway, for 10 months. The car had no engine and wasn’t parked on private property–the tarp was old & held in place by lava rocks.

A decrease in scrap metal prices & the loss of markets in China over the past year contributed to a drop in county recycling efforts. But county Environmental Director Bobby Jean Todd says the new contracts with haulers are moving the cars off the roadside & onto county property. The cars collected by a contracted junk hauler are sold at auctions or they’re held at the county’s (2) car yards to be sent off for recycling. Haulers receive between $58 and $75 per car, plus $4.50 to $7.50 a mile to transport the abandoned vehicles. On public roadways, junk automobiles may be removed by calling the Hawaii PD.” The full article can be viewed at this link http://westhawaiitoday.com/news/local-news/abandoned-vehicles-litter-roadways

We buy used cars for scrap

We continue to expand the service area in which we operate as a buyer of scrap vehicle to now encompass Franklin, Grandview Heights, and Minerva Park. Are you in search of a way to obtain cash for junk cars in Blacklick, Grove City, or Jefferson, OH? Those is the areas of Franklin County such as Hilliard, Obetz, and Jackson can get cash for junk cars from our people that buy junk cars 6 days a week. Even if your car is broken down at a Mr. Tire, Katz Tires, or Discount Tire location, we can buy it. Our junk car scrap program is now present within Upper Arlington, Whitehall, and Lake Darby, OH.

Scrap Auto Batteries Recycled

We buy used cars for scrap, thus allowing you to junk your car for cash in the regions of Bexley, Huber Ridge and Dublin. We are car buyers that offer money for a junk car that ultimately recycles the junk car scrap. We handle junk car scrap 6 days a week throughout Franklin County. Getting money for a junk car is great, even better with free towing included when we buy used cars for scrap throughout Gahanna, Grandview Heights and Minerva Park. As a junk your car for cash service provider, we understand that car buyers have a responsibility to environmental compliance. We will pay money for a junk in any condition and will diligently insure that we do not pollute either our air or water in the areas of Grove City, Groveport and Jefferson, OH. Our topic in this update centers on how US scrap auto batteries end up in Mexican recycling plants and unfortunately can be dangerous to those workers exposed to them.

In the February 26, 2016 edition of The Washington Post, writers Joshua Partlow and Joby Warrick authored a story titled ‘A dangerous export’ which tells us the following: “Juan Gonzalez Mendoza’s physical deterioration came swiftly, with deep pain in his bones, elbows & knees that refused to bend. Numbness spread throughout his left side and finally he was unable to walk or even stand. Doctors where he worked — a battery recycling plant near Monterrey — told him he had a fever. His job was putting used U.S. auto batteries into giant ovens. Private medical tests eventually confirmed the problem: acute lead poisoning. The Eléctrica Automotriz Omega plant is a concern in the neighborhoods near the factory where spent car batteries are converted into lead to for new batteries. Elevated levels of lead have turned up in workers’ blood and in nearby lots where children play & families raise livestock. Company officials did not respond to requests for comment.

A tide of used batteries has swept into northern Mexico as metal recyclers seek to profit from the country’s relatively lax controls on lead exposure in the workplace. Officials estimate that the number of batteries shipped to Mexico has grown by more than 400% lately. As many as one in five lead-acid batteries from U.S. vehicles end up in Mexican recycling plants. Mexico has sought to strengthen standards for lead exposure, but no plants have the costly pollution controls and worker-protection systems in place. Gonzalez used his vacation days from the plant to travel to a private medical clinic where lab results indicated lead concentrations. For nine months he was stuck in bed and unable to work. Auto batteries are among consumer products that still contain large amounts of lead. In the US nearly all spent batteries end up being recycled, which involves removing the plastic, acid and other chemicals and then melting down the lead to use in new batteries. U.S. battery recycling takes place in high-capacity smelters. Workers wear protective clothing to ensure no traces of lead leave the plant with them. Special exhaust scrubbers trap tiny lead particles and electronic monitors sniff the air to guard against accidental exposures.

Americans, while seeking to eliminate an environmental problem at home, are exporting contamination abroad, to a region less capable of defending itself. The Eléctrica Automotriz Omega plant employs several dozen workers who say they earn about $13 for a 12-hour shift. Soil samples taken at locations around the Omega plant were analyzed by a laboratory. The results showed lead contamination ranging from 40 to 400 times than naturally occurring lead levels. The company does test for lead, but workers aren’t given documentation of the test results and think that Omega’s doctors play down lead exposure. Employees are instructed to shower during the workday, and before entering the cafeteria, they receive a hand spray that is supposed to change color if contaminants remain. Both employees and nearby residents complain about the lead and toxins they believe are pumped out of the plant’s smokestacks. Residents say they suffer chronic headaches and bone pain and that pets and livestock fail to reproduce or drop dead without warning.” The full article is available at http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/national/2016/02/26/a-dangerous-export-americas-car-battery-waste-is-making-mexican-communities-sick/

Columbus area junk car buyers

For additional information about scrap vehicle battery recycling we encourage you to visit article by Cleveland Scrap Cars at this link. When we buy used cars for scrap, they are transitioned to end-of-life vehicle status in the cities of New Albany, Galloway, and Hamilton. Residents of Pickerington, Reynoldsburg, and Upper Arlington should avoid leaving that old car, truck or van sitting around—get money for junk car scrap instead. When you junk your car for cash with us, you are actually initiating a positive impact on the environment. Those with a scrap vehicle in Westerville, Whitehall, and Worthington, should know that we’ll provide you money for a junk car and pick it up today. We will pay cash for cars and provide complimentary scrap vehicle removal in Brice, Harrisburg, and Lockbourne. Even if your car is broken down at a repair shop in Marble Cliff, Obetz, or Riverlea, we can offer same-day junk car hauling!