However, most of the battery itself gets recycled. In fact, 95% of all car batteries are recycled, while only 5% of the battery end up in the garbage or incinerator.
On average, about 250-300 million car tires are sent to the scrapyard per year. That’s an astonishing number! Thankfully, roughly 85% of that number gets recycled. From pavements to playgrounds, tires are repurposed in a dozen different ways. Not only that, some are even used to create new tires.
Of the 15% that isn’t recycled, at least half of that ends up becoming something else as well. People use tires to plant potatoes in their garden, or to house flower beds in community gardens. Farmers even use old tires to fence animal pens or create a play area for goats!
The recycling of catalytic converters is an essential part of recycling a car, because they contain several precious metals. Palladium, rhodium, and platinum are some of the metals they contain, and these metals get repurposed and reused in many pharmaceutical products, jewelry, and electronics. And much like tires, the old catalytic converters can be used to create new ones too.
We all hate getting oil changes. It seems like that 3-month mark creeps up on you more often than 3 months, doesn’t it? And it seems like such a waste when they drain your oil, only to put in more. However, did you know that the oil that gets drained from your car gets recycled too? Just as it does when you send a car to the scrapyard.
Old oil goes through a thorough refining process, which results in old oil that comes out squeaky clean, and can be reused as if it were new. Whatever isn’t recycled, gets combined with other fluids and chemicals to create things like alternative fuel sources.
What Parts Can’t Be Recycled on a Scrap Car?
There are certain parts of a vehicle that you might think would be an obviously recyclable. However, you may be wrong. Parts like vehicle windshields, and any glass in general, is something that can be complicated to be recycled. Many of the glass components of a car contain wiring, tinting, and coatings, which make it incredibly difficult to recycle it. The majority of glass from any scrap car is something that does, in fact, end up in our landfill.
Plastics and fabrics are another major item that cannot be recycled from a car. Despite the fact that many plastics are recyclable, vehicle plastic is an entirely different grade. Plus, they also contain many various adhesives and wiring too that makes recycling it far too laborious.
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