Eco-friendly Scrap Car Towing ~ Recycling Scrap Metal

UpCycle Vintage Cars

E-A-S-Y Chair

E-A-S-Y Chair

TRENDING: Up-cycle is the trending word today. Up-cycle used to be recycled. Recycle belonged to the three R’s: Reduce Reuse and Recycle. Everyone is jumping on the “up-cycle” bandwagon. Lets take a look at some metal works that re-used old cars! How about this one. Revive that 50’s feeling. Keel that bucket seat. You might have to reupholster it.perhaps. But the outcome is strolling down memory lane. Remember how good it felt in your car where you built so many good memories. You can keep those memories in tact for as long as you want. Make a chair or even a couch with your back seats too.

Vintage Yellow WW phot courtesy of fleamarketinsiders.com

Vintage Yellow V.W. Couch photo courtesy of fleamarketinsiders.com

How about your Pink Bel Air with “FIN” tails? You don’t really want to let it go. I don’t blame you. Here is a really go way to keep those memories FOREVER! You know that is the exact backseat of the Bel Air. Nice!

Vintage Pink Caddilac

Vintage Pink Chevy Bel Air, photo courtesy of fleamarketinsiders.com

FABULOUS 50’S
This is a running Bel Air in dusty rose. A fine piece of machinery!

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air detail photo courtesy of rrsstock.com

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air detail photo courtesy of tssphoto.com

This black and chrome 1957 Bel Air is amazing! Imagine riding in this car! What a sweet ride! It is parked outside… on the road. Getting ready to cruise the strip!

1957 Chevy Bel Air Spectacular "FINS"

1957 Chevy Bel Air Spectacular Tail “FINS”  Yowsa!

reduce-recycle-reusePAUL’S Scrap Car-Removal and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992. Call us now or send a text to (416) 822-3253 to solve any of your scrap car disposal needs. My website is www.paulscrap.ca in Ontario, Canada.
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Did you  know one of the first Scrap Metal artists was Pablo Picasso?

SCRAP ART — HOW TO GET STARTED?
You too can be an artist like Picasso. I am going to tell you how to do it?  Let us begin. A visit to the local junk yard will give you enough raw materials to get started on your “Recycled Scrap Metal” art project. Light weight, thin and softer metals are good. They are more pliable. It would be easy to begin with a small project. If you have big in mind . No one is going to stop you. A small truck or van is needed to haul off your goodies. Saves many trips. Most newbies hand shape the metal and use various nuts and bolts. Maybe you should draw out your project like Picasso did in this photo.

Picasso sketching his Metal Art Project

Picasso sketching his Metal Art Project

EQUIPMENT
Get out your blow torch, soldering tools, cutting and bending tools and safety glasses. Choose a well ventilated area preferably outside or in your garage.

START SMALL:  Make a few birds. frogs, candle stick holders and wind chimes. This 5 inch tall Sponge Bob is sold for $65.  A personal favorite of mine. He is so cute!  Click on the link “in the photo below”  for more recycled scrap metal art.

Sponge Bob 5" courtesy of Scrap Sculptures

Sponge Bob 5″ courtesy of Scrap Sculptures

 

Pablo Picasso also experimented with wire and malleable sheet metal to create metal wall art sculptures like “Guitar” (1914).

Picasso's Guitar ~Recycled Scrap Metal

Picasso’s Guitar ~Recycled Scrap Metal

This piece (below) started out small. A larger version was later made with a $300,000 price tag.

Picasso's Scrap Metal Art ~ Oxidized Welded Steel

Picasso’s Scrap Metal Art ~ Oxidized Welded Steel

In 1967, Picasso made a larger version of this sculpture for the  city of Chicago. Simply called: The Picasso. He gave it as a gift to the people of Chicago and refused the $100,000 payment. It was a gift! One story is that Picasso used his afghan as the inspiration for this piece. A boost for all you dog lovers. The most popular story is a 19 year old girl who wore a high ponytail. That’s probably the one. Although? The Picasso -Chicago, USA

The Picasso -Chicago, USA

 

This is one of my favorite pieces that resides at the New York Museum. It too was replicated into concrete and black stone adorning the student housing quad  in Greenwich Village, New York.

picasso-muse
You will see Picasso’s signature on the backside of this metallic modern art. Even his signature is abstract.

PICASSO Signature

PICASSO Signature

Picasso Cow

Picasso Cow- My “Scrappy” Version

PAUL’S Scrap Car-Removal and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992. Call us now or send a text to (416) 822-3253 to solve any of your scrap car disposal needs. Website: http://www.paulscrap.ca in Ontario, Canada.
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Fair Price Fair Trade

SCRAP CAR PRICES
scrap-metal-recycledWhen it’s slow, some scrap car dealers will over ride the other scrappers’ and offer more than the fixed scrap metal prices. Why do they do it? Sometimes it is “Just to keep busy that day.”  How much will they make at the end of the day? They may lose $20 or $50 per car?  It is important to remind ourselves that scrap car prices go up and down every day like a YO-YO! The customer does not know about  these facts and how it works.
QUESTION YOU GET BEFORE THE PICK-UP HAPPENS
Typical questions from the Scrap man –> What kind of vehicle do you have and what is the year? “Is the car is running?”  Seldom you are asked. “why you are scrapping it?” Some scrap dealers will ask, “Do you have aluminum rims on your car?”  [Scrap aluminum gets a higher recycle price].  Some scrap dealers may give you a higher price if they know you have aluminum wheels on your car. It all helps. This is question is one that  you will always hear, “Where are you located?” scrap-car-tossIf the “Scrap man” ask if your car is running, it is for a good reason.  A running car may get a better “scrap” price because a mechanic at a garage fixes up the car and may re-sells the car as a used car. On the other hand, buying a “fixer upper” used car,  you may end up putting more money into your “new” used car then you expected. It’s a bit of a crap shoot when buying a used car because your car may have more holes in it than Swiss cheese. Most cars I buy are used cars. Lots of people buy used cars. The best advice I got was to buy a “used” car that was about 2 years old. Never go older then 5 years.  You still can find surprises. Buyer beware!

HOW DO YOU DETERMINE THE PRICE FOR SCRAP CARS?
scrap-lawn-art2Normal scrap prices change every day. It’s up to the processing plant to dictate the scrap metal price. Scrap prices are then determined by the weight of the car and what the processing plant is offering that day. Scrap prices change daily. The better yards give you a fair price and are fully insured, even though they may only make a $20 profit. Their costs are covered and they are still in business. You can have flat tires and no car keys. It’s all okay when your car is towed to the scrap yard. It does not have to be running. That’s what Paul  at “Paul’s Scrap Car Removal” told me.  Paul said “Sometimes we may get a $50 loss when picking up a car.  But, I always like to get on the road and stay busy. I like to keep busy every day. It’s better than sitting around!”

Scrap Metal Minions

Scrap Metal Minions

PAUL’S Scrap Car-Removal and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992. Call us now or send a text to (416) 822-3253 to solve any of your scrap car disposal needs. Website: http://www.paulscrap.ca in Ontario, Canada.
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MELLOW YELLOW
What do you think about when someone says “MELLOW YELLOW”? I start thinking about music and hippies. I should say “Flower Children.”

Those were the days my friend! Donavon; the Hurley Gurley man sang Mellow Yellow in 1966. Now I am thinking about Route 66. What was going on on that stretch of highway. Another song come to mind “Get your kicks on Route 66”. For those of you that don’t know. Route 66 is still around. That long, dusty highway named Route 66 stretches from Chicago to Las Vegas and is dotted with gas stations and small rickety pit stops. It was your gateway to Hollywood, California. Some people who made that trip only wanted to see the ocean for the first time. Many stories were shared traveling along route 66. The movie WILD HOGS comes to memory. Four guys on motorcycles out for adventure on dare I say it…on…ROUTE 66!.

 

It's Mellow and Yellow, photo courtesy of freedesignfile.com

It’s Mellow and Yellow, photo courtesy of freedesignfile.com

1956 car photo courtesy of remarkablecars.com

1956 car photo courtsey of remarkablecars.com

FULL CIRCLE
It all started in 1886 when Benz Patent Motor-wagon (Replica) was built–see below–They just had to figure out how to put the engine in. The first cars were similar to steam locomotion..like trains. They got that sorted out soon enough. Quite a few hits and misses until the gas propelled car was invented with four wheels instead of three.

Three wheeler. photo courtesy of remarkablecars.com

1886 Three wheeler. photo courtesy of remarkablecars.com

Look at us now! we are no going back to small compact size. Here is the modern-day three-wheeler!
This 3 wheel EV in China is $600 to $1,600. The highway worthy 3 wheeler made in the U.S. demands a price tag of $25,000 due to a needed higher speed to survive the fast lane. I would keep this bug in the city. So many people have a short distances to go at the best of times. Let’s get realistic!

Now you’ve seen an instant snapshot of the history of cars. The entire existence from the first inception of building a car down to today’s means of transportation with the electric car- soon to take over how we drive. I omitted the solar car on my story. So I will add it now. I have never seen anyone drive a solar car in Canada. I’ve seen a lot of pictures. Paces where it seldom rains like India and parts of China seem to be doing well with solar cars. Indians use almost a rickshaw version of solar cars, strapping on a solar unit to the top of their vehicle. Let’s take a look what kind of solar cars they are driving. I found one—Just as I thought — strap that solar panel to the roof of your vehicle and you are on your way. This solar car a fairly new model. It was built-in 2014; only 2 years old.

Solar Powered car in India, courtesy of planet.com

Solar Powered car in India, photo courtesy of planetsave.com

autoPAUL’S Scrap Car-Removal and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992. Call us now or send a text to (416) 822-3253 to solve any of your scrap car disposal needs. My website is http://www.paulscrap.ca in Ontario, Canada.
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SEPTEMBER’S SONG
future_scrap_prices-smallFALL FORECAST:  How are the scrap metal prices shaping up for the fall is the big question on our minds right about now? This September, it is time to look into our crystal ball again. We have historical records that have shown a pattern that has been consistent each year for the last 10 years. What I mean is that we know who bought what scrap ( ferrous) metals last September (2015). The rule of thumb is that when the scrap metal price starts to slide down, there is a period of adjustment. Mind you, the drops have been very small this year – in general. chart-scrap-metalThe state of the economy usually helps in predicting change in any price structure. Today, people are buying smaller cars. But, people are still buying cars and still scrapping cars. The major change is that the scrap industry has shifted to China. Friends in England that owned scrap yards tell me that some of the last years’ closed scrap yards have not reopened. There has been a lull in the scrap car industry for the past two years. One big change is in Pittsburg, the steel capital of the United States. In the last 10 years, Pittsburg has shifted its steel production to scrap metal recycling plants using the electric arc furnaces (EAF). The big raw steel processing plants have closed permanently. September looks like it will be relatively the same as last year. August’s average should spill over into early September. According to my sources, the end of September and October look very healthy. Let’s see how the scrap metal cookie crumbles for the coming months. Turkish prices  U. S. DAILY SCRAP REPORT: Turkish prices inch up on fresh US cargo
scrap_yard_oct11_2015WORLD WIDE SCRAP METAL: In most countries, scrap gold, silver, copper and aluminum recycling prices have also dropped. Recently, China’s scrap copper sales have dropped by 22 %.
GERMANY: According to German Scrap Federation (BDSV), Fall scrap metal prices will begin to drop a bit more. Typically, during the last 20 days in October scrap metal prices have dropped. read more….please click here
UNITED STATES
Over the past 30 days Scrap Steel prices are down 8.16%.  As steel orders begin to slide in the United States, ferrous scrap prices could face a steeper plunge in November.

All across the nation, the viewpoint for scrap metals is  leaning towards an unfavorable trend this Fall. Weaker exports adds up to a potential decrease in ferrous (recycled) scrap prices this September (2016). read more…. scrappricebulletin.com

scrap_metal_sept2015Summer is always a slowdown. Prime steel prices are predicted to drop by $20/ton, and as much as $40/ton this fall. Remember, these are only predictions. But, they do indicate people’s perception in the “Metal Industry”.  The good news is that shredded, recycled scrap metal should hold steady this month. Scrap buyers need to replenish their stock. As the scrap stock pile dwindles, the buyers will begin to buy again. You should see scrap metal prices start to rise in late October–early November.

reduce-recycle-reusePAUL’S Scrap Car-Removal and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992. Call us now or send a text to (416) 822-3253 to solve any of your scrap car disposal needs. My website is http://www.paulscrap.ca in Ontario, Canada.
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THE BEES ARE BACK IN TOWN

Photo by Gary Larson on Pinterest

Photo by Gary Larson on Pinterest

BEES LINGERING IN OLD CARS
Yesterday, I went to pick up a car and was surprised to see bees flying out when I opened the passengers door! I jumped back quickly and let go of the door. They had built a little summer home in the door of the car. On the plus side, bees. wasps and yellow jackets make homes in cars that have been left outside in the sun. Bees will not likely make a home inside your dark garage.

This story is the best. A car was moved from Houston, TX to Jacksonville, FL. Apparently, no one knew about the guests living in their car. Honey bees found their way into the car through rust holes in a vehicle that was quietly sitting under the blazing hot sun. After the car arrived in Florida, they realized that bees were living inside the car! After inspecting the car, the hive of worker bees was located – right above the back tire behind the quarter panel. This panel was carefully removed and the bees were placed in their new home in a safe location. No bees were killed.

ALBERT EINSTEIN AND BEES
There is a question as to the fact if Albert Einstein ever said that :

“If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live”? published by benefits-of-honey.com

Does it really matter as to the validity of that quote? Some sources say that pesticides, pollution and climate changes may be a factor for the bizarre behavior of bees in recent years. Reports stated that the bees were having trouble finding their way back home. Why are bees so important? Bees pollinate the flowers on fruit tree, tomato plants and more. Without their fuzzy bodies carrying pollen from one flower to the other, we would definitely be in trouble. Those hard-working bees are amazing when you stop to think about it. They were actually called the humble-bee by Darwin in “The origin of the species”, 1859. Later on, this became translated as the Bumble Bee. Honey bees are smaller and can be confused with the yellow jacket or wasp to the untrained eye. Plus, there are so many species out there. The nest or home will help you to determine what kind of insect you are looking at. They all contribute to the pollination process, even the wasp. Please leave the wasp’s nest alone. Don’t destroy it or poke at it. They will not bother you if you don’t bother them.

bees-scrap-carBEES T-SHIRT

PAUL’S Scrap Car-Removal and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992. Call us now or send a text to (416) 822-3253 to solve any of your scrap car disposal needs. My website is www.paulscrap.ca in Ontario, Canada.
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didyouknow

DID YOU KNOW: Steel is the most recycled material in United States.The average amount of ferrous scrap recycled daily, would equal enough to build 25 EIFFEL TOWERS everyday of the year. published by georgy from recycleinme.com.
Most importantly, ferrous metals (contains iron) makes up the most recycled materials in the world. There are two ways to make steel: 1) Raw, virgin steel from iron ore and coke and 2) Recycled scrap steel. It has been proven that recycled steel is just as strong as virgin steel.

NEW PROCESS
New electric-arc furnaces, or E.A.F.s have been developed for better recycling of scrap steel.  Recycled scrap metal processing saves energy, and is easier on the environment.

METALS
Steel used in manufacturing cars are iron based. Iron is called a “ferrous” metal. Did you know, aluminum was at one point priced higher than gold?  Whether that story is true or not, at one point aluminum  was harder to find than gold. It was also coveted more than gold. Napoleon ate on aluminum plates while his guests ate from gold plates. Aluminum tumblers and plates were popular in the 60’s.  Scrap and new copper is now becoming sought after. No more copper pennies. Copper is used in computers for making circuitry. I suspect all our change will be gone at some point due to e-transfers and the all mighty plastic debit card.

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stats-aug-2016GLOBAL STEEL SCRAP MARKET: Recycling business is growing leaps and bounds, especially the Asia-Pacific scrap metal sector. China has the fastest growing market share in scrap metals. Scrap market trends until 2020 graph provided by strategyr.com, Even though we have felt a slump in scrap metal pricing for the Americas and Europe, the overall forecast in scrap metal demand is growing. China has seen to that. Cheap labour is the answer to China’s success. Some  sources believe metal price fluctuations settle down

PAUL’S Scrap Car-Removal and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992. Call us now or send a text to (416) 822-3253 to solve any of your scrap car disposal needs. My website is www.paulscrap.ca in Ontario, Canada.
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