Over 80% of the entire vehicle by weight is reused, re-manufactured or recycled.
New vehicles no longer contain mercury switches, but there are still hundreds of thousands of them in vehicles that are still on the road. There is enough mercury in one switch to contaminate a 20 acre lake.
Tires are recycled and used for a wide variety of rubber goods, adhesives, flooring, athletic fields, and many other applications.
The amount of oils and fluids safely recovered by auto recyclers each year is equivalent to eight Exxon Valdez disasters.
By using recycled auto parts you’re helping to save energy and raw materials by reducing the amount of new products that need to be manufactured. You’re also keeping waste from ending up in land fills.
Metals and plastics that are recovered and recycled are reused for many products that you probably use everyday.