Recycling Your Incomplete Cars

Many people have some older cars sitting in the garage or in the driveway that no longer run. Whether it was a car that you were considering rebuilding and never found the time, or a car that has had trouble, and it has now been inoperable for years, it’s probably time to get rid of it. You will have a few options from which you can choose when it comes to recycling your vehicle, even if it’s incomplete and not running.

Recycling Your Incomplete Cars

One of the options that you have open is to sell the vehicle to a scrap yard that will then take the car apart, and reuse certain materials from it and recycle the rest. They will be able to recycle the scrap metal from the frame and the engine, as well as the plastic. They may use the seats for another vehicle, but they will certainly use or recycle all of the parts.

Of course, you could also do some of this on your own. You can take the car apart and sell the scrap on your own, and then recycle the plastic. You could also sell off parts of the car to interested buyers who will be able to put those parts to good use.

Finally, you might find a good charity organization that accepts incomplete cars for donation. They will give you a tax write off, and then they will take the vehicle in for recycling and use the money to help fund their charity.

Why is It Important to Recycle These Incomplete Cars?

From an aesthetic point of view, you don’t want to have old cars sitting in your driveway or on your lawn. More importantly, you don’t want these cars sitting in a scrap heap where they aren’t doing any good. When you recycle them, you will be able to put those materials back into circulation so manufacturers don’t have to use new raw materials.