Eco-friendly Scrap Car Towing ~ Recycling Scrap Metal

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Click on the link above to get all the details. This article  provides links to many insurance companies in Ontario that you should consider. Make a check list before you buy a new car based on the TIPS provided to you here.  It may make all the difference in the world. Saving can mount up when you become the educated consumer.  I have had outlandish quotes for insurance companies when I have gone shopping for my car insurance.  Prices range for $1200 a year to $3500 a year for the same car.   Some of you know what I’m talking about. How can the insurance companies do this?  The Government of Canada determines the rules and guidelines to some extent. We know how the Drive Clean test was criticized and how the Government of Canada dropping the $30 Drive Clean Fee as of April 1, 2017.  Then, they started to scratch the surface of the carbon tax proposal again. A tug of war; give and take.  However, cars still need to be tested. I digress a bit. But, it affects how we buy cars, insurance and what we need for a good running car.  Back to insurance tips.

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PAUL’S Scrap Car-Removal and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992. Call us now at (416) 822-3253 to solve any of your scrap car disposal needs.
Send a Text. 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 Georgetown

NUMBERS TELL THE STORY

The current overall metal recycling rate is about 30 percent. This means only 30% of used products are actually being recycled. It does not look good for us as a whole ! Where did we go wrong? There is a lot of talk about recycling and how wonderful it is. But, people are still missing recycled metals such as aluminum pop cans with regular waste.  The challenges remain as to how we can recapture more material for recycling. The expansion of community recycling programs and public awareness helps. The next generation may do a better job. Awareness is evident in advertising and public feelings. But, the practical process of recycling should be improved.

Just—Do It!

LOW RECYCLING RATES
Another important reason for the low recycling rate has to do with the design of various metal products. The growing complexity of various modern products and their material mix makes recycling increasingly difficult. For instance, a simple mobile phone can contain as many as 40 different elements. So, extracting every kind of materials from a mobile phone and reusing them in the production of new products makes it difficult. We know how many mobile phones are on this planet. Its time for someone to invent a better process. Or, have reusable phones or phones made from different materials.

Plastics/Aluminum:

Recycling plastics and aluminum uses only 5% to 10% as much energy as making new plastic or smelting aluminum
Recycling a tonne of PET containers saves 7.4 cubic yards of landfill space
5 PET bottles yield enough fiber for an XL T-shirt — courtesy oGBresourcesgroup.com

PAUL’S Scrap Car-Removal and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992. Call us now at (416) 822-3253 to solve any of your scrap car disposal needs.
Send a Text. 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 Georgetown

Why Recycle?

Steel is the most recycled material on the planet according to American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI). What’s interesting is that metals can be recycled over and over again. Their properties do not change.
Why do we recycle metals?

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Metals are valuable materials. We use them to make knives, tools, buildings, farm equipment, cars and bicycles. What would we do without metals? Scrap metal has value, which motivates people to collect it for sale to recycling operations.

In addition to financial incentives, there are environmental needs. The recycling of metals enables us to preserve natural resources while requiring less energy to process than using virgin raw materials.

Manufacturing new steel uses a percentage of recycled steel in making anything new. For example, a car has about 25 percent of its body made from recycled steel.  It must be hard to close down the iron and coal mining companies that have been around for years providing jobs and supporting families.
BENEFITS: Recycling emits less carbon dioxide and other harmful gasses. More importantly, it saves money and allows manufacturing businesses to reduce their production cost. Recycling also creates jobs.

Photo courtesy of wendtcorp.com

Metal recycling facts

  • Although almost every kind of metal can be recycled again and again without degradation of properties, currently, only 30 percent of metal is recycled.
  • Nearly 40 percent of worldwide steel production is made using recycled steel.
  • Around 42 percent of crude steel in the United States is made of recycled materials.
  • In the United States alone, around 100 million steel and tin cans are used every day.
  • Steel and iron are the most recycled materials in the world due in part to the opportunity to recover large structures as well as the ease of reprocessing. The use of magnets in the sorting process enables recyclers to easily separate them from the mixed waste stream.
  • Every year, around 400 million tons of metal is recycled worldwide.
  • Currently, the single most recycled consumer product in the U.S. is the aluminum can.
  • Throwing away a single aluminum can waste energy equivalent to the same can filled with gasoline.

HUMMER: 17″ H1 Aluminum Wheels

Aluminum cans may start to fall by the wayside like the copper penny. As long as there is a demand they will keep making aluminum cans. Give it another 10 years –maybe. Plants need to start to phase out the manufacturing of aluminum pop cans. Too expensive! PAUL’S Scrap Car-Removal and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992. Call us now at (416) 822-3253 to solve any of your scrap car disposal needs.
Send a Text. 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 ART SCULPTURES

Who doesn’t love a cute adorable dog? here we have man’s best friend preserved in metal. These cute dogs are house broken and do not need to be fed.  Award wining and talented Alison Meade, a full time fire fighter in Columbus, Ohio brings us the junkyard dog.  A rusty chain sets off  this adorable bulldog.

Junkyard Dog… (automotive oil pan, various scrap metal parts)

Joanie Butler forged this bulldog. using spoons for ear. you can see the variety techniques and odds and ends to make almost anything. The teeth are old screws.

Buldog Welding’s Mascot

I had to show you what you can do with old bicycle chains. If you work in a bike shop, you may be able to put that old metal scraps into good use.

Call Me “RUSTY”

If you like sheep dogs, here’s one you might like too.

Go With The Flow -Like A Twig On The Shoulders Of A Mighty Stream

PAUL’S Scrap Car-Removal and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992. Call us now at (416) 822-3253 to solve any of your scrap car disposal needs.
Send a Text. 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.

WHEN TO SCRAP YOUR CAR?

TEN YEAR BENCHMARK: If your car is about 10 years old you have driven to the moon and back. Rust and dents take its toll through rain and snow and salty roads. You probably have gone through 3-5 sets of brakes, a couple of mufflers and new tires of course. By this time, major repairs are in the works with shocks, batteries and the works. The day will come when the cost of fixing your car turns out to be more than it is actually worth. At this point the owner of the car will take a deep breath and say ‘goodbye old friend’ to their pride and joy.

A Classic Car

There are exceptions to the rule of course. For example, if your car is a rare or appreciating classic, you’d be nuts to send it to the scrapyard – or vehicle recycler, as they’re more commonly known these days. On teh other hand, you might have sentimental attachments to your trusty companion. You can’t keep it any longer. The repair costs would be monumental.  You will have to succumb to the fact that your  car is destined for the crusher.

Sadly, the value of your wreck has more to do with the prices of recycled steel than what it might have been worth in working order. Even old cars that are ‘working’ will not draw the same dollar value of it is 5-8 years old.  When prices are at their lowest, some companies might even charge you to take your car away. In most cases you will get free collection.

That probably sounds like a raw deal. Falling global demand for recycled metals and plastics impacts scrap car prices. About 1,000 vehicles are scrapped and crushed every day.

Scrap Cars At the Scrap Yard

Of course some cars are broken up for parts before being crushed, but unless your car is rare or expensive to maintain that’s unlikely to affect the price you are offered if the market for recycling has experienced a slump. When the demand for scrap metal goes up, then scrap car prices will pay out more for your car. Do not expect a lot at any given time. You car will get from $150 to $500. The $500 would be right for a heavy extended van or a light truck. Even the new model trucks are light weight and weight as much as a modern van. New vehicles don’t weigh as much as the older heavier vehicles.

Recycling Plant Workers

PAUL’S Scrap Car-Removal and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992. Call us now at (416) 822-3253 to solve any of your scrap car disposal needs.
Send a Text. 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.

FEELING THE HEAT?
I was talking to one of the drivers yesterday about the price drop notice for scrap metal/cars. Both of us go back a long way. In 2008 you could get $50 for your car. We noticed that a lot of people left the industry. Coming up to 2015, we experienced the China invasion. With heavy government loans, China started dumping cheap scrap metal on the global market; under cutting everyone!

A worker at a waste recycling center. The global downturn affected scrap dealers in China, with weak consumption demand and falling raw material prices courtesy of chinadaily.com

Anti-dumping laws and petitions popped up on the Internet to thwart the Chinese invasion. Easy to say but  not so easy to enforce.
SCRAP METAL Futures for 2017
Lets look at 2017. The scrap market closely ties in with the steel industry. Whatever happens there scrap prices are closely effected. Scrap industry is treading water and keeping their heads above water. Lately its been more of a struggle. In the next few months will be seeing lower prices. Customers that want to haggle about picking up their cars have to concede to the drop in scrap prices. The news came yesterday and we may see slower volume in processing scrap metal due to a fall in pricing. the green line–“RENEWABLES” show a peak rise from april to May. This sudden drop in the local market may be due to accumulation in the storage of scrap metal. Once this bottleneck is dispersed, we should see scrap metal prices start to even out.  Due to China’s invisible wall in scrap metal market. we will be kept at a safe distance. 

SCRAP CAR PRICES -Local Dealers
A lot of people who call us have such high expectations when they want to scrap their cars. The customer reads the ads on Google and see offers of $500 to $1,000  and even $5,000 for a scrap car. It’s a gimmick to get you to call. I myself called because I was curious if they stood by their claims. Once you are on the phone with them, they start asking about the condition of your car and so on. You might hear, “I will give you $500, but I have to see the car.” Once they arrive, you get a lower offer because of this and that. The owner caves because they don’t want to spend a lot of time and the tow truck is already there (sometimes). You are now worn down and just can’t be bothered any more. That’s what the scrap car dealers are hoping you would do. I do not know the success rate for this method of doing business.  We don’t practice the soft shoe shuffle at Paul’s Scrap Car Removal. That’s probably why we have been around for over 30 years. We have a small group of drivers and provide good service throughout our area.

Scrap prices can vary between local markets.The data posted in this article are collected from websites that frequently update scrap prices. These are not real-time scrap prices.

PAUL’S Scrap Car-Removal and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992. Call us now at (416) 822-3253 to solve any of your scrap car disposal needs.
Send a Text. 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 Georgetown

END OF THE LINE…
Most people scrapping cars have reached the end of their rope. The tires may be so flat that the air wont stay long enough to get to the scrap yard. Callers don’t always tell you the real condition of the vehicle.

Look MA–No seats!

STORY #1: After quoted $200 for a scrap car pickup – The owner then said, “the back seat and the doors have been removed from the Corolla.” I hesitated and thought he should have told me in the first place. I reluctantly said okay as long as nothing else had been removed. He assured me that there were wheels and tires on the car that were not all flat. The day before the pick up, the customer called again to confirm the appointment and casually said most likely the front seats will be gone by the morning. A red flag went up. My thoughts were that he already planned on taking all the seat out of the car anyway. I did not even ask him what he was doing with the seats. Probably for a backyard patio set. He was being a little too sneaky about it. At that point I said I can still pick up the car but not for $200 any more. This is a high risk pick-up. Who knows what else is missing. If people are not up front with you, you become suspicious. I told him it will be a free tow only. Hoping that he would cancel the order, I told him that we can not compensate him for the car.  He still wanted us to do the pick-up. You have to remember that with parts and doors off the car anything can go wrong. You get stopped by the police being cited for towing an “unsafe load”. The driver gets fined for it. In hindsight, I should have walked away from it all. The driver did get there and had the vehicle hooked up. Thinking he could deal with the driver, the owner insisted on getting $200 for the car. The driver unhooked the car and left.

STORY #2: TWO DAY AGO…another one of my drivers was going to pick up a car. The owner of the car was in the process of taking off the wheels when the driver got there. The customer never said a word about it when he called. He said the tires were aluminum and valuable. Aluminum is $0.19 a pound on the open market (volume buyers). Joe public is not going to get those prices.  If you are eager you take the rims to a tire company and see if they will buy them, you’ve got to drive there . The buyer must see the rims. They may or may not buy them.  What a waste of time. With the cost of gas, you are loosing money already. You can tell people this. But, their minds are already set. The owner had to leave two wheels on the car to be able to tow the car to the scrap yard. The tow truck driver proceeded to tighten the lug nuts on the remaining two wheels because they had been loosened. The owner had no concerns about the safety or could not care an iota if the wheels fell off while the driver was transporting the vehicle. Not his problem.

PAUL’S Scrap Car-Removal and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992. Call us now at (416) 822-3253 to solve any of your scrap car disposal needs.
Send a Text. 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 Georgetown

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