Scrap & Junk Entering Great Lakes

If you have an old vehicle sitting around in Jefferson, Gahanna, or Franklin—take advantage of our scrap my car service today! Those planning to repair a junky car in Blendon, Blacklick, or Grove City, may simply want to just call a site for scrapping cars. If you are still hanging on to a junk vehicle in Hilliard, Obetz, or Jackson, contact our office to sell an old car. Call Columbus Scrap Cars for unwanted cars in New Albany, Galloway, and Hamilton—we will even purchase a totaled car.

A rather disturbing report posted on Waste Dive by Cole Rosengren on Decemaber 21, 2016 tells us the following: “New research from the Rochester Institute of Technology indicates that nearly 22M lbs. of plastic trash are entering the Great Lakes from the U.S. and Canada per year. Nearly 1/2 of that plastic is ending up in Lake Michigan, followed by Erie, Ontario, Huron and Superior. The amount of plastic in Lake Michigan equals roughly 100 full-sized swimming pools filled with plastic bottles. Unlike in the ocean, many of this scrap are carried to shorelines by windy conditions & currents. Approximately 80% of the junk found on the many beaches are comprised of plastic.  This report, which will be posted in the Marine Pollution Bulletin, claims to be the only full-scale look at this plastic waste in the Great Lakes. The many computer generations that were used to follow these materials found that cities like Chicago, Toronto, Elyria/Cleveland and Detroit seem to be contributing to the dilemma and often swap each other’s waste on their shores as a result. Like plastics in the ocean, much of this material was created to be too small for easy capture and attempted measures onshore are currently seen as the greatest options.

Such events include anti-litter campaigns, street washing operations and more collection determinations at the source. Baltimore now has (2) “trash wheels” which collect waste from its nearby harbor and (2) Florida cities have even invested in automatic waste collection boats to maintain cleanliness. These attempts can catch big items before they break down into lesser pieces, but many environmental groups think the clear answer is to switch packaging materials to limit the amount of plastic ending up in canals at all. While the scale of this problem in the Great Lakes may appear large, the quantity of plastic debris ending up in the world’s oceans is amply larger. The cleanup efforts are working toward introducing a prototype that can capture much of this scrap next year & companies are getting better with making products from alternative material. Preventing this product from accessing bodies of water remains a less costly, though still elusive, option.” The full article is available at:  http://www.wastedive.com/news/study-22m-pounds-of-plastic-debris-enter-the-great-lakes-each-year/432847/

Columbus Scrap My Cars Services

Our quick and easy scrap my car process will tow away junk cars throughout the Ohio areas of Groveport, Dublin, and Washington.  We are an established outfit for scrapping cars continuously in Pickerington, Valleyview, and Upper Arlington. There is no need to further search for where to sell an old car in Brice, Flint, or Westerville—you are here and we are ready.  Even a totaled car may have some scrap value in the regions of Truro, Bexley, and Madison, OH.  Were you aware that auto scrap and recycling preserves over 75 million oil barrels, ordinarily lost in making new components.

Scrap Car Converter News

We are now available in Albany, Galloway, and Hamilton, OH to quickly junk cars for cash. Why would you simply leave a salvage vehicle sitting there to rust in Reynoldsburg, Montgomery, or Mifflin, OH? The primary function involved with scrapping cars is to initiate the end-of-life vehicle recycling process. For same-day or next-day vehicle scrap, contact us today at (614) 715-5005 in New Rome, Washington, or Lake Darby, OH. The guy who buys old cars at our office is awaiting calls from sellers in the areas of Worthington and Lockbourne, OH. With our auto recycling program, fewer raw materials are used, which conserves energy and natural resources.

Megan Quinn posted a story on ISRI recently that shed some light on junk auto converters as follows: “Instead of selling recycled catalytic converters (CC’s) in bulk, recyclers are beginning get their units to refiners to get a better price. The variation in products, up-and-down prices, and some dishonest members of the industry make it difficult to truly master this unique recycling niche. Recyclers who collect CC’s know the platinum-group metals have significant value once a cat specialist or refiner buys the unit, but it takes often closely held knowledge to uncover whether a single unit is worth $400 or a meager $5. Recyclers, muffler shops, and car dismantlers have been collecting and selling CC’s since they became common in the mid-1970s to reduce vehicle emissions. Traditionally these outfits will gather a container full of CC’s and sell them to a cat specialist, who pays the collector based on the estimated value of the load prior to cutting each unit open to uncover the valuable PGMs inside. Recyclers are trying to skip the cat specialist middleman and work directly with the refiner, who will pay them for the exact value of their CC’s.

Cutting out the middleman doesn’t always generate profits. More-knowledgeable folks still easily take advantage of less-knowledgeable players in the platinum-group metals market. Sellers must learn as much about CC’s composition as they can and work with trustworthy partners. Recycling the PGMs inside CC’s hasn’t changed much. In the first stage of the recycling chain are the suppliers: peddlers, muffler garages, auto dismantlers, scrapyards, and vehicle manufacturers with production scrap. They can either sell the CC’s to cat specialists who open the units to retrieve and sell the PGM itself, or some other arrangement.

When collectors sell their CC’s outright to a cat specialist, the buyer typically uses an X-ray fluorescence analyzing device to estimate the approximate levels of PGMs in order to determine what they pay the collector. A refiner separates the platinum, palladium, and rhodium into their raw forms. Although collectors who work directly with refiners believe they are receiving fair and accurate pricing, it is hard to know for sure. Jay Robie, CEO of Phoenix Group Metals & Phoenix Automotive Cores says there isn’t a secret method to gathering the correct information to succeed, but there are companies with solid reputations that are willing to play by the rules.

Of the three main metals in CC’s, platinum is usually the most valuable, with palladium nest. Newer CC’s often have higher amounts of it than platinum because of its lower material cost. Rhodium, a rare metal used as a hardening catalyst for platinum and palladium, is typically present also. The industry is hoping for better prices in the future, low prices from the past year still affect the way people buy, sell, and process CC’s today.” The complete article is available here.

Who buys old cars in Columbus?

Are you trying to decipher where to junk cars for cash in Perry, Plain, or Sharon, OH? Often when an old car needs a costly repair in Harrisburg or Bexley, OH, that exceeds its value, it should be designated as a salvage vehicle. Those seeking a place for scrapping cars in Lincoln Village, Amlin, or Clinton, OH are encouraged to contact us. Complimentary vehicle scrap removal is always possible in Groveport, Huber Ridge, and Marble Cliff, OH, for your junk car quote amount. Auto recycling with Columbus Scrap Cars helps to reduce energy usage and consumption of raw materials.

 

Junk Car Fluid Recycling 1.1

Junk Car Fluid Recycling 1.1

Columbus Scrap Cars has served as a scrap car hauler and site where to sell a car for cash for several years now. In our ongoing efforts in scrapping cars in Columbus, we insist on upholding the best practices in relation to protecting the environment. When you call us for a price for a wrecked car or quote for an old car, rest-assured that our scrap car hauler adheres to the belief in recycling the vehicle in an eco-friendly manner. Those seeking a price for a wrecked car in Jefferson, Hilliard, New Albany, are encouraged to call. Do you need a quote for an old car in Hamilton, Pickerington, or Reynoldsburg? We are now scrapping cars in the regions of Upper Arlington, Westerville, and Whitehall. To sell a car for cash in Worthington, Brice, or Harrisburg, contact us at (614) 715-5005.

This is actually our second installment discussing the recycling of scrap related automotive fluids. Initially, we reviewed antifreeze and in this segment we unearth information on old motor oil. First, we look at data from the American Petroleum Institute at recycleoil.org as follows: “It is relatively common for people to recycle paper, glass and metals. The recycling of petroleum products is less well known confusing, thus regulators & agencies have communicated with businesses the need for recycling used oil and with individuals who work on their cars at home. These individuals generate quantities of used petroleum products that need to be recycled. Many individuals who are unfamiliar with the importance of recycling used oil are unconsciously harming the environment by throwing it away with their normal garbage or emptying it into storm drains. Such actions, especially emptying used oil into storm drains, can cause harm to the environment. One gallon of used oil can contaminate 1 million gallons of water.

Recycling your used motor oil keeps it out of our water; which means keeping it out of our drinking water, beaches, and away from wildlife. Recycling used oil allows us to continue to enjoy what many of us take for granted every day – clean water. There are many practical uses for used motor oil; a primary use is to re-refine it into a base stock for lubricating oil, which is similar to the refining of crude oil. The re-refined oil is of as high a quality as a virgin oil product! A secondary use of the oil is to burn it for energy. Industrial boilers can burn the used oil with minimum pollution; some used oil is sent to power plants or cement kilns to be burned as fuel. Small quantities of used oil are burned in specially designed heaters to provide space heating for small businesses.

What is the best way to store used motor oil before recycling? Be sure to store your used motor oil in a container that will not leak – many people use milk jugs with a secure cap. Do not mix other substances like antifreeze or transmission fluid with the used oil. Store it away from children and sources of ignition.” The complete report is available at this link.

Here in Columbus, the city has instituted a ‘Watershed Management Program (WMP)’ discussed on their website at Columbus.gov with the following details: “A high quality water supply source allows us to provide Columbus area residents with excellent drinking water at a reasonable cost. Our WMP works with the Recreation & Parks Department to protect water supplies by managing the reservoirs and adjacent land at our (3) drinking water reservoirs. Together, these reservoirs supply 85% of the drinking water treated & distributed daily.” The full explanation of the program is located here.

The Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio at swaco.org more clearly references the manner in which used motor oil should be disposed of as follows: “SWACO provides free Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) disposal services for all Franklin County residents. SWACO contracts Environmental Enterprises Incorporated (EEI) to offer free residential recycling for HHW. Hours at the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Center have been expanded. An extra day has also been added for the convenience of residents of Franklin County. Residents can bring their old lawn chemicals, paints strippers, acids, insecticides, etc. for recycling and/or environmentally safe disposal. Disposal of oil based paint is available at no charge. EEI provides disposal of water based paint to all Franklin County residents at the cost of $1 per can.” The HHW Facility is located at 645 E. 8th Ave. Columbus, Ohio 43201, and the phone is 614-294-1300.

Get a quote for an old car for scrap

The price for a wrecked car that a scrap car hauler provides to you may vary according to both the attributes of the particular vehicle as well as the current market conditions in our global economy. Those seeking a quote for an old car in Lockbourne, Marble Cliff, and Minerva Park, should locate their vehicle title prior to inquiring. We have added the areas of Obetz, Riverlea, and Urbancrest to our service area for scrapping cars now. You can sell a car for cash in Valleyview, Blendon, and Brown very quickly. We are paying fast cash for cars in the cities of Madison, Mifflin, and Norwich 6 days a week.