Eco-friendly Scrap Car Towing ~ Recycling Scrap Metal

Movin’ On Up!

ASK AN EXPERT: Where Will Prices Go From Here?

Chart provided by agmetalminer.com

October 2015 was the last time prices were very low. The following year, there was a significant drop in steel prices, especially in March 2016. This March is already looking better. Most economists say another drop is very unlikely as you will see in our 2017 forecast below.  Some steel is made from a mixture of pig iron, scrap iron and scrap steel. Ferrous scrap metal (renewables) prices will be lower for the public then what you see on this chart.  I got one caller that read the blog and wanted more money for his car. It doesn’t work that way.  These prices are after the scrap metal after the car is processed. Scrapping your car is the first step.  Add labour costs and the manufacturing costs and you get shredded scrap metal ready for the final stages of new car parts, part of a bridge or a stainless steel refrigerator.

Price Jump! ..chart provided by scrappricebulletin.com

SPRING BLOOMS For Scrap Cars

According to the experts, we will see a modest rise in scrap prices from March all the way to July, 2017. Prices may start leveling off or may experience a slight drop after August, 2017. I will keep you posted. October has been the deciding month for scrap price futures. It’s like the ground-hog. October dictates scrap metal prices for the next 6 months. The weather also has a bearing on scrap prices. This winter (2016-2017) we experienced a milder climate than last year.  Although snow storms in places like Kansas and other spotty locations felt winter’s blast, the isolated snow storms were short-lived.

SCRAP CARS in Motion
People still ask, “What is the process in scrapping my car?” I can only speak for myself and my drivers.  Our one hour services means that we will be at your place in one hour; covering Mississauga, Brampton and Oakville. The one hour services also applies to Etobicoke, Streetsville, Milton and surrounding areas. The towing is complimentary ~ no extra charge for towing. We will take off your plates. If you have a flat tire, we can pump it up. All 4 flat tires takes more work and time and we  add a small charge for the added service.

The main idea is that your car will be off your property to make more room and to free up the driveway or garage. The ownership is given to the driver in exchanged for a pre-agreed upon cash value for your vehicle when you first book the appointment.  If the car does not have any wheels on it, we need to send out a different tow truck – a flat-bed. Sometimes the owners forget to tell us when they book the appointment for the pick-up.   The profit margin on scrap cars is low. We make an average of $20 per tow after all our expenses are deducted. It’s not high finance and people shouldn’t quibble about the prices so much.

Spring is 4 days away!!! No more snow! DRIVE SAFE!

recyclePAUL’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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ALL NEW STEEL produced today has at least ~ 25%  RECYCLED Steel ~ in the mix

Sanford And Son: This Is The Big One!

TODAY, there are a lot more benefits for old Scrap cars than ever before. Scrapping cars evolved into the second level starting in 1950. This was the time when big business got into the scrap recycling industry.  Before, lots of parts were kept and sold at the junk yards. These junk yards were also filled with washing machines, toasters and anything you can think of that has serious metal in it. Serious metals are airplanes, transport trucks and construction metal. We are looking at 1930-1950 when the small junk yards appeared and were located at the edge of town.

Three wheeler. photo courtesy of remarkablecars.com

You could find an old toaster (that still worked) and buy it for 50 cents. Those type of junk yards are long gone. Fewer and fewer junk yards carry car parts to be replaced in cars. The garages can order a new part from the manufacturer. Old car parts are discouraged. Recycling is growing every year. The public embraces it. Newly developed large arc-furnaces are efficient and process scrap metal reducing the need for  mining ore to manufacturer new steel. The public likes the idea of recycling. The planet likes it too.

What are the ADVANTAGES Of Scrap Metal

1. Recycling plants take less energy than processing raw steel
2. Plastic cars can are made from recycled “plastic” bottles.
3. Roads made with tire “crumb” last longer before repairs are needed.
4. Processed Scrap Metal equals the strength of new steel.
5. Popular with the public’s out cry for a better environment.

FUTURE OF SCRAP CARS
Recycling will remain with us for some time. Change is like a rusty wheel. Nothing is going to change quickly. People might go back to riding bicycles. I am and I love it! I’m no spring chicken.
But it’s a lot of fun. Going to the grocery store is wild. There is a come back for everything — of value!

Winter won’t let go weather ahead! Snowing again! DRIVE SAFE!

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PAUL’S Scrap Car-Removal and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992. (RAIN OR SHINE OR SNOW). 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.
How to prolong the life of your vehicle?
**secrets only mechanics know** – find out from Paul, Scrap Car removal in Mississauga, Brampton and Oakville.
Thank you! We appreciate your business very much!
Scrap Car Removal in Mississauga, Brampton, Bramalea, Oakville, Etobicoke. Milton, Malton, Streetsville, Rexdale, Port Credit, North York, Vaughan, Maple, Orangeville, Erin Mills and Port Credit.

Feng Shui For Your Car

~ FENG SHUI ENERGY~
Have you thought about applying Feng Shui principals for your car? After all, we spend a lot of time in our car don’t we? How would you like to capture good energy in your car? Let’s get our car Feng Shui’d! Feng Shui provides guidelines for creating “good energy” in all your spaces ~ even your car.  Spring cleaning is a perfect time to begin to apply these guidelines for your home, at work and FOR YOUR CAR!  Clutter is the enemy of positive Feng Shui energy. The perfect time to reduce the level of clutter  is when the warmer days are upon us. Here are some proven-and-true Feng Shui steps to lift your energy up.
STEPS to Positive Energy
Feng Shui Author Tisha Morris says getting rid of clutter can open the flow for positive changes in life.
ENERGY TIPS
1. Your front door is where all the positive energy enters your home, so spring clean the wood and glass and lubricate the hinges. The same principal applies to your CAR  DOORS  :). You might want to squirt some WD40 on the car door hinges. You can see how much better your car doors open and close.
2. CLEAN out your car: Look inside your car for any blockages such as toys and coffee cups. Anything  in you car trunk that is being “stored” there?  The only decoration inside your car is something blue hanging from the mirror inside your car ~ on the windshield. This is good for the water flow and energy inside the car. It can be blue fragrance car scents, a blue crystal. Think if something blue you might want to use. Visit your local dollar store or Feng Shui store for ideas. Sprinkle coarse salt on the floor of your car where your back seat is located  and in the trunk of your car. (Maybe on the passenger’s side of  the front seat optional)

3. Windows/windshield is the “eyes” of your car, so clean your windows so you won’t be looking at your life through a dirty lens. Make sure our headlights are clean and wiped down from time to time.
4. Remove all items you are storing in the trunk of your car. Don’t forget to spray the Wd40 on the hinges of the trunk and the hood hinges of the car.  By doing this you are welcoming new opportunities into your car.
5. Fix all leaks in the car; especially the oil and transmission fluids. Fill up the windshield washer. Any fluids should be checked and repaired. Why? The oils symbolize your wealth slowly dripping down the drain and out of your life.
6. Clean your wallet. Messy wallet symbolizes disregard for your wealth, and a neat one attracts prosperity. If you are wondering what a wallet has to do with Feng Shui cars its is because you are carrying your wallet with you in the car and wherever you go. You can add 3 Chinese coins wrapped in red ribbon and place tit in your wallet to bring forth abundance. ~ money~ your way.
7. Do not store any cleaning products or cleaning supplies in your car. Having them in your car symbolizes cleaning out your good health.
8. Get rid of old cars in your driveway in order to promote healthy energy. Good energy can circulate underneath you and provide a strong, supportive foundation.
9. Car vents need cleaning.  Make sure your air vents are dust free. Dirty vents prevent  positive chi flowing into your car.
10. Spray paint  any rust spots or chipped paint areas on your car.  (sand down the rust spots before spraying).

Good weather ahead! DRIVE SAFE!

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PAUL’S Scrap Car-Removal and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992. (RAIN OR SHINE OR SNOW). 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.
How to prolong the life of your vehicle?
**secrets only mechanics know** – find out from Paul, Scrap Car removal in Mississauga, Brampton and Oakville.
Thank you! We appreciate your business very much!
Scrap Car Removal in Mississauga, Brampton, Bramalea, Oakville, Etobicoke. Milton, Malton, Streetsville, Rexdale, Port Credit, North York, Vaughan, Maple, Orangeville, Erin Mills and Port Credit.

Springtime Projects

SPRING IS ALMOST IN THE AIR!

After March 7th we will be getting warmer weather  in Mississauga, Ontario. Before you know it April has arrived. Lets get planing on your fun projects with scrap tire flower pots for your garden. This by far is one of my most popular blogs showing you how to make a planter from old tires. Lots of fun to make. The only level of difficulty is flipping the tire inside out to complete the pot.  Basically, there are two types of recycled pots. One with the rims left on the tire and the other with just the tire itself. Here we go!  Lots of new “TRENDING IDEAS” for 2017.  I hope you like them.

This video is educational and addresses the toxic elements. There is not a lot written about the toxins in the tires, leaching into the soil. some chemists say that it takes up to 100 years for a “buried” tire to decompose. Highways are paved with recycled tires (tire crumb). Tires have not been around all that long to support any claim of emitting any toxins. Maybe you can call it inert toxins?

Leaving the rims on the tires is the other method as seen in this video below. Easy steps.

Did you know? The Brits and the Aussi’s spell tires as —> tyres. Yes there are two spellings for tires!

Enjoy the day! Good weather ahead. DRIVE SAFE!

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PAUL’S Scrap Car-Removal and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992. (RAIN OR SHINE OR SNOW). 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.
How to prolong the life of your vehicle?
**secrets only mechanics know** – find out from Paul, Scrap Car removal in Mississauga, Brampton and Oakville.
Thank you! We appreciate your business very much!
Scrap Car Removal in Mississauga, Brampton, Bramalea, Oakville, Etobicoke. Milton, Malton, Streetsville, Rexdale, Port Credit, North York, Vaughan, Maple, Orangeville, Erin Mills and Port Credit.

Big Wheels Never Die…they just get RECYCLED!
This article is full of amazing pictures of what people are doing with old tires. How about a cute little bed for your favorite pet?  They can cuddle up and stay warm inside their own cozy little bed. Lets people know that you are environmentally aware and are helping out the environment by recycling.
tire-pets So many of us have jumped on the recycle wagon to keep those old tires out of landfills. Some used tires are burned to fuel the plants or added to fertilizer as a filler. UGH!  See what these creative individuals have done with old tires. I am impressed! Are you?

Fantastic for picnics. church gatherings, etc.

Fantastic for picnics. church gatherings, etc.

How about something practical. Treads for stairs. Inside our outside. Indoor treads are good for old people for added safety. Older buildings could take advantage of this opportunity.

Safety Stairs! WOW!

Safety Stairs! WOW!

Do you have a green thumb? How about a “recycling” green thumb? Not enough soil in your yard? Do you want to grow some herbs, vegetables or flowers? Old tires are the best. The soil is encased away from cutting worms and bugs. Watering does not leach to surrounding soil. You can use good potting soil and drainage rocks for the best environment for your plants.

Planting Potatoes in your Organic Vegetable Garden

Planting Potatoes in your Organic Vegetable Garden

Up for a game of TIC TAC TOE?

Up for a game of TIC TAC TOE?

Mr Sunshine! Very Creative!

Mr Sunshine! Very Creative and Cute!

Welcome Sign -Recycled Tires!

Welcome Sign -Recycled Tires Says it All!

Last Cold Week! Good weather ahead. DRIVE SAFE!

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PAUL’S Scrap Car-Removal and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992. (RAIN OR SHINE OR SNOW). 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.
How to prolong the life of your vehicle?
**secrets only mechanics know** – find out from Paul, Scrap Car removal in Mississauga, Brampton and Oakville.
Thank you! We appreciate your business very much!
Scrap Car Removal in Mississauga, Brampton, Bramalea, Oakville, Etobicoke. Milton, Malton, Streetsville, Rexdale, Port Credit, North York, Vaughan, Maple, Orangeville, Erin Mills and Port Credit.

Scrap Car True Story

SAY GOODBYE TO THAT ‘OL’ BLUE CAR
blue-car In this industry you get many stories. We all have great memories with certain cars. Not all cars. Our precious memories are all connected with love and romance or a great trip or many great trips. Maybe your first car holds a special memory in your life. Here’s one story that might ring true to you. I get calls to pick up vehicles to scrap. Some cars as old at 1992. This was one of those stories. A lady called to scrap her van. We talked a little and as an afterthought she said. “Well, we have another car.” This is where the story begins. We began talking about the ‘other’ blue sedan. Their family owned a 1994 car that was tucked away in an underground parking area. Have you ever seen a car in the underground that has a serious layer of dust on it. Another story to tell. Back to my yarn. It was their first car. That same year their baby was born. Dad drove mom home from the hospital with their beautiful baby girl in their beautiful blue sedan. Years later, they bought another car – a van in fact. The van was retired and another new car took its place once again. This is not a typical story. car-on-holiday Here is where the story begins. All the wonderful adventures were in that blue sedan when the couple began their life with hope and promise. As she spoke and told me her daughter has left, I piped in and said “Now that the baby bird has left the nest its time to give your car a send off too.” Time to fly the coop! Perhaps talking to a stranger brings things in focus. The car was parked for $35 a month in another building where they no longer lived, but dutifully paid the parking for some time.  They did not live there anymore but kept the parking space. Once a month they would run the engine and keep the car clean like polishing a trophy. The back seat had stuffed animals and toys in it.  I kept the conversation light. Then, the customer said she would talk to her husband and call me the next day. Sure enough she called back the next day. “My husband and I talked about our car all night long.”  she said. We made arrangement to remove both cars.  I don’t know why they kept the car for so long.  She never shared her true thoughts. And, I did not ask….! But, I knew she was content with her decision. Say goodbye to your old car and keep your memories in your heart forever! by-car-mississauga

The sun dismissed the tiny snowflakes that fell from the sky this morning. Good weather ahead. DRIVE SAFE!

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PAUL’S Scrap Car-Removal and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992. (RAIN OR SHINE OR SNOW). 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.
How to prolong the life of your vehicle?
**secrets only mechanics know** – find out from Paul, Scrap Car removal in Mississauga, Brampton and Oakville.
Thank you! We appreciate your business very much!
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China: Anti-Dumping Loophole.

What is ANTI DUMPING Duty?

“An anti-dumping duty is a protectionist tariff that a domestic government imposes on foreign imports that it believes are priced below fair market value. ” provided by investopedia.com
“Under the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement, dumping is condemned (but is not prohibited) if it causes or threatens to cause material injury to a domestic industry in the importing country.” provided by  Van den Bossche, Peter (2005). The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. p. 42

CHINA BATTLES THE WORLD MARKET
The World Trade Organization (WTO) deals with the global rules of trade between nations. There are rules, laws and bureaucracy at play. Its main function is to ensure that trade flows smoothly. The sharp rise in the number of anti-dumping cases regarding steel imports/exports (2015) are pointing towards China. China and anti-dumping go hand in hand for the past 3 years. China said that they are going to reduce production of metals by 30% this year (2017). If they do drop their production, prices will go up for steel and scrap steel. china2
The scrap yards in Canada will benefit when steel and scrap metal is at an even level to prevent shutdowns and layoffs . Combined with anti-dumping actions and what China may or may not do ~ will be the driving force to impact the steel market. Anti-dumping regulations will be looked at in the North American market more than any reductions in China’s production levels. Imposed ‘anti-dumping tariffs are already in effect for North America. The loophole is that “dumping is condemned but not prohibited”. Industry members have to submit a case by paying for it.  The second half is that these cases have to be approved by the WTO. A costly, lengthy process.  China can sell to any country that does not impose any anti-dumping tariffs. That country will turn around and sell to the U.S./Canada.

CHANGING FOCUS
steel-mill-pittsburgPittsburgh, the former World’s Steel making Capital began closing old steel mills when global markets began to throw their hats into the ring.  You can see the toppling of the Pittsburgh steel mills on the left side. Mammoth steel mills were outdated and too costly to even think of renovating theses old rusty mills. Their attention was focused on building and upgrading some facilities using new arch furnaces and recycling plants began to surface as far back as 1960.rust-belt-pittsburgh

A LEAKY SIEVE: It’s not only China that is in the anti-dumping pool. Last year (2016) we know that …The companies alleged Australia, Brazil, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Turkey and the United Kingdom were violating international trade laws by selling some hot-rolled steel flat products in the U.S. below market prices….provided by the Pittsburg-Post Gazette

President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, Wednesday ( Jan. 2017) said he planned to use the department’s ability to self-initiate anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations to send a message to foreign manufacturers — a proactive stance that steel industry executives have long encouraged….provided by Pittsburgh (Platts)–18 Jan 2017 504 pm EST/2204 GMT.

Wilbur Ross

Wilbur Ross

We hear news that China has bought a lot of GM cars from the U.S. in 2016. A record-breaking year for G.M. That mean more scrap metal in China itself. Canada is doing fine in the scrap industry. It’s been rocky for the last 3 years for yards in Canada, Britain and the U.S. Last winter was the worst for scrap prices. We are seeing improvements in 2017.

Spring is just around the corner.  Good weather ahead.  DRIVE SAFE!

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PAUL’S Scrap Car-Removal and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992. (RAIN OR SHINE OR SNOW). 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.
How to prolong the life of your vehicle?
**secrets only mechanics know** – find out from Paul, Scrap Car removal in Mississauga, Brampton and Oakville.
Thank you! We appreciate your business very much!
Scrap Car Removal in Mississauga, Brampton, Bramalea, Oakville, Etobicoke. Milton, Malton, Streetsville, Rexdale, Port Credit, North York, Vaughan, Maple, Orangeville, Erin Mills and Port Credit.

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