Are Junk Cars Recycled?

Recycle Cars Dallas TX

You’re ready to sell your junk car in Dallas. The time has finally come, and there’s no turning back now. You’ve gotten a couple of quotes, and you know that this is the right decision. You’re tired of dealing with the constant repairs, the breakdowns, and the embarrassment of driving a vehicle that looks like it’s practically falling apart.


There’s just one thing that’s nagging at you, though. What exactly is going to happen to your junk car after you sell it? You’ve heard that junk cars are recycled, and you feel good about the prospect of your vehicle ending up in the form of a new, post-consumer recycled product of some kind. But, you’ve also seen plenty of pictures of scrap yards with old cars piled high, and you’re a little concerned that your car could end up in precisely that sort of a situation.


So, what’s the story? Are most junk cars recycled? Let’s take a closer look and find out.


Recycling Automobiles


Nowadays, the vast majority of vehicles are indeed recycled. However, this certainly wasn’t always the case. In fact, things used to be quite different.


As recently as 50 years ago or so, there were literally millions of vehicles sitting in junkyards and scrap yards all around the country. If you’re old enough to remember, you could often see vehicles piled high in scrap yards along the sides of the interstate.


In the 21st century, things are different. In fact, cars have become the most commonly recycled post-consumer product worldwide. The automobile recycling industry in the U.S. is enormous: it actually contributes more than $25 billion per year to the United States’ gross domestic product (GDP), and it diverts a massive amount of waste from landfills.


Junk Car Recycling Facts and Figures


We all know that there are a lot of cars out on the road here in the United States. But did you know that around 12,000,000 cars actually leave the road for good each year? That’s right: more than 12 million vehicles annually are decommissioned for one reason or another. Imagine what would happen if these vehicles weren’t recycled!


Thanks to the extensive junk car recycling industry, the vast majority of the steel from these vehicles is ultimately recycled and turned into new products. By eliminating the need for the mining and smelting new steel, this process saves as much as 85,000,000 barrels of oil annually.


In fact, if you add up all of the recyclable components from every vehicle in the United States each year, the sheer volume of recycled material is staggering. Altogether, the metal, glass, plastic, and other recyclable parts of junk cars combines to account for over 25 million tons of recycled material annually. That’s a lot of recycling! These materials show up in all sorts of new consumer goods: computers, phones, batteries, and — of course — new cars!

So, rest assured that your junk car won’t end up in a landfill. When you’re ready to sell your junk car, contact Junk A Car! We pay more than anyone else in the Dallas area for junk cars, and we’re ready to give you cash for yours today. Visit our website to find out more.


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This following list is an average of the cars that we have purchased in your area. The actual value of your vehicle may be higher or lower than the average. Your car could be worth substantially more! Call now to get a quote.

Vehicle Minimum Paid Maximum Paid
2000 Cadillac Catera100300
1995 Ford Explorer25400
1995 Hyundai Accent100300
2000 Chevrolet Tahoe100670
1996 Dodge Dakota100350
2002 Saturn Vue200650
2003 Mercury Sable100400
1998 Chevrolet C/K 3500 Series150500
2005 Pontiac Bonneville300400
1984 Dodge 600200260
1988 Ford Festiva150275
1990 GMC R/V 3500 Series125125
1993 Subaru Legacy100375
1980 Ford Thunderbird50250
1999 Subaru Forester150500
1990 Isuzu Pickup75400
1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera100375
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee150700
1995 Geo Prizm50375
1995 Chevy Tracker250250
1990 rover sterling200200
2001 Saab 40672235400
1999 Pontiac Sunfire50400
1987 Chevrolet Suburban100300
2001 Dodge Dakota100660
2001 Chevrolet Malibu100500
1997 Mitsubishi Galant100450
1996 Infiniti G2070375
1988 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight130300
1985 Plymouth Reliant K100225
1992 Acura Vigor100350
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class75400
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder250500
1986 Ford F-250110300
1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo75375
1989 Pontiac Sunbird100325
1970 cheverolet el camino100100
2001 Nissan Pathfinder3001000
2002 Saab 40611200425
1989 Mercedes-Benz 190-Class100350
2002 Lincoln LS200450
1992 Chevrolet Beretta100300
1998 Volvo S7075400
2005 Chevrolet Classic150350
1990 Mercedes-Benz 190-Class180390
1991 Buick Century100385
1995 Dodge Spirit125300
1985 Suburu Forester200200
1994 Ford Explorer75425
1998 Buick Regal100375

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