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.

VehicleMinimum PaidMaximum Paid
1991 Buick Century100385
1985 Ford F-150100375
1994 Ford Taurus50375
99 TOY CAMRY300300
1985 Ford F-250142350
1988 Jeep Cherokee100350
1986 Nissan Maxima150325
1995 Infiniti G2040375
1996 Dodge Dakota100350
1999 Mercury Cougar50400
2001 Kia Optima125570
1996 Toyota Corolla50510
1986 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class200300
2005 Pontiac Montana SV6250500
1993 Acura Vigor200325
1979 ford ecoline180180
1991 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight100400
1989 Volkswagen Fox150250
2004 Chrysler Sebring75500
1966 ford pick300300
2008 Dodge Charger5501700
1987 Gmc Sierrah225225
1994 Pontiac Grand Am100325
1971 mercedes 250z225225
1991 Cadillac Brougham200350
1983 Buick Riviera225325
1986 Ford F-250110300
1997 Mercury Tracer100350
1990 Geo Storm100300
1999 Chevrolet Astro Cargo200350
2001 Isuzu Rodeo150500
1985 Mitsubishi Starion250250
1995 BMW 5 Series110400
1970 cheverolet el camino100100
1987 Toyota Celica200350
1997 Pontiac Firebird175350
1995 Plymouth Acclaim130370
1994 Chevrolet Corsica100350
1996 GMC Sonoma175360
1992 Ford Taurus100350
1998 Cadelac Deville250250
1993 Ford Ranger60350
1993 Mazda 62650330
1992 Ford F-15025350
2002 Honda Civic501250
2003 Pontiac Montana200475
1993 Buick Skylark100400
1997 Lincoln Continental100350
1994 Saturn sl1250250
2000 Mercedes-Benz S-Class4001400

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