Do you care about the local environment? What about the quality of the air that you breath and the water that you drink? Do you care enough to do something about it? What if someone wanted to pay you to be part of the solution? Would you let them?
You might think “that seems unlikely” but, if you have a junk car, you could be paid to do just that. We have made buying junk cars a part of our business, not because it is a particularly lucrative industry but because it has a very real impact on the local environment. In short, we see it as a chance to give back to the community that supports us. Here’s how it works: we pay cash for local area junk vehicles and tow them to a certified recycling center.
The most immediate positive impact that this has is that it prevents these vehicles from beginning to leak toxic fluid onto people’s properties, keeping local water sources clean and wildlife healthy.
Another positive impact comes in the form of keeping these vehicles out of landfills. Once the go to choice for junk cars, landfills have become crowded with steel car frames that leach dangerous chemicals into the environment through rainwater runoff. By taking these vehicles to the recycling centers instead, the dangers of heavy metal pollution can be mitigated.
Finally, recycling these vehicles provides a host of benefits in and of itself. Did you know that about 75% of your vehicle are recyclable? Besides the steel from the frame, these centers also recycle rubber from the tires, plastic from the battery cases, and used oil from the oil tank. This is an important effort for two reasons. First, these materials are repurposed to make sidewalks, recover athletic tracks, and build new playgrounds. Second, it costs much less money to produce recycled material than to synthesize new material. This helps keep the price of steel, rubber, and plastic down for everybody. Also, the recycling process utilizes far fewer natural resources than new material manufacturing, which can help keep the price of oil and gas down too. In short, making sure that vehicles get to a recycling center is a win-win situation for everyone involved.
If you would like to be part of the solution, give us a call today to see if your car qualifies.