From Clunker to Cash: Recycling Your Junk Car

junk car removalIt’s happened again.
You’re late for work because your piece of junk car puttered out on you once again. Now you’re stuck on the side of the highway, probably swearing at your less-than-reliable ride, and you’re making a vow to FINALLY kick it to the curb (pun intended) and upgrade to something that won’t leave you high and dry. Done. Decision made. But now what do you do with your old clunker?


I know it sounds a little strange to have cars and recycling in the same sentence. Shouldn’t we be talking about plastic bottles and cardboard boxes instead? The truth is, around 98% of your old car can be recycled. Hard to believe, right? Take a step back and look at all the possibilities within that old car. The metal can be melted down and reused, as can the glass and plastic. Rubber from the tires can be reused. Liquids in the engine can be neutralized and reused. See what I mean, just about everything! To give you an idea of what type of an impact that has, consider this: every year the scrap industry processes around 145 MILLION tons of recyclable material into raw materials. These raw materials are then used for industrial manufacturing. So in a sense, by recycling your old car could be helping someone else buy a new one! Nearly 100% of cars manufactured around the world are, in some part, made of recycled material, and if that isn’t impressive enough, the scrap industry contributes over $65 BILLION to the US economy.

I’d say that’s enough of a reason to say YES to recycling. But if you’re still not convinced, know that the average person receives between $150 and $500. Now you’re definitely interested.

So, if you’re car has kicked the gas-guzzling bucket, you can count on Mr. Junk for your junk removal needs. We proudly provide all types of junk pickup in Woodstock, Canton, Roswell, Kennesaw, Marietta, and Acworth Georgia. No one in the metro Atlanta area will take care of you and your JUNK like us. We are fast, we are hassle-free, and above all else we are 100% about YOU, the customer.


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