What Can Be Recycled On Your Car?A multitude of elements can be recycled and salvaged on your car when it’s being recycled. Some of the most common are ferrous metal, aluminum, and rubber. Some interesting facts about auto recycling are: 26 million tons of recycled materials are gathered from salvaged or recycled cars, trucks, and vans.
Enough steel is recycled each year to produce 14 new million vehicles in the US and Canada. Nearly 13 million cars are recycled each year in the US alone, making autos the most recycled consumer product in the nation. Recycled oil saves over 85 million barrels of oil each year in North America. Automobiles produce 41% of ferrous metal for the scrapping industry.
Used auto parts cost consumers 25-85 percent less than full priced auto parts-in some cases windshields can be recycled too. Up to 98% of car batteries can be recycled