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Scrap Car Prices For The Summer 2018

JULY SCRAP REPORT: Turkey is one of the biggest scrap metal importers in the world. Let’s see how they are tipping the scales in scrap metal imports.  The end of June and July are showing a slowdown for Scrap metal demand in Turkey; on of the largest scrap metal importers. Scrap prices are down. Although, it looks like Turkey is ready for an upswing in August of this year. Turkish steel producers are now resuming their deep-sea purchases of scrap metal for delivery in August, following their downturn in prices, from our sources on Tuesday July 10th. Do you know anything about Turkey? Here’s what you see when visiting Turkey….the tourist version!

Four deep-sea cargoes were heard traded on Tuesday, three of which were sold out of the United States, Metal Bulletin was told that a steel mill in the Izmir region booked an US cargo, comprising 32,000 tonnes of HMS 1&2 (80:20) at $348 per tonne, 7,000 tonnes of shredded at $358 per tonne and 3,000 tonnes of bonus at $363 per tonne cfr. Some sources believed that the cargo was sold late on July 6 but has only now been processed.

Turkey

Let’s take some broad strokes and see how the scrap metal prices have changed in the last 10 years.

*(in U.S. dollars per metric ton)

PAUL’S SCRAP CAR REMOVAL and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992 in the Golden Horseshoe of Southern Ontario.

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Tesla: Three’s The Charm

TESLA 3 PRODUCTION IS SOARING!
Haven’t we heard enough about the Tesla 3? No..not enough. The demand for this ‘affordable’ car is going through the roof. Tesla is trying to ramp up production from 5,000 a week to 6,000 a week. Some sooth-sayers say that Tesla can not even keep up with the 5,000 a week. This demand for electric cars is promoted by high gas prices. At $1.30 to $1.45 per liter –in Canada– is costly, and prices are not going down in the future. The U.S. sings the same tune.

Tesla 3 Third Generation and least expensive vehicle to date

With a $35,000 price tag instead of $78,000, we can all buy a Tesla. Elon Musk maintains that the quality of the new Model 3 has not compromised. I have seen a few Tesla’s on the road. It is a sleek-looking car in black with red accent lights. A very cool car.

The Tesla Model 3 is the first vehicle built on Tesla’s third-generation platform. It aims to reduce the entry price for electric vehicles while not making any compromise on range and performance.

The Model 3 starts at $35,000 in the US and deliveries to employees and company insiders began in mid-2017 – customer deliveries begin in late 2017.PUBLISHED BY electrik.com

ONTARIO
As the Conservative party is officially talking over the Ontario government, they announced that they are officially shutting down the province’s generous electric vehicle rebate program effective immediately. (14 days ago..June 29, 2018)

PAUL’S SCRAP CAR REMOVAL and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992 in the Golden Horseshoe of Southern Ontario.

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.

 

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We appreciate your business very much!

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Scrap Metal Needs Your Help!

Scrap metal may not be glamorous, but it’s a multi-billion-dollar industry.

If we actually recycled ‘ALL’ old phones instead of chucking them into the dustbin, our recycling percentage would go through the roof! We would be a better world if we stretch our efforts to ‘recycle properly’ instead of throwing the recycle items in the general trash. Cities should be more proactive, having disposable locations for say batteries -instead of driving a long distance to dispose of batteries. Other cost effective measures: For instance, the bin could send out a signal when this bin reaches a certain level of ‘fullness’. This way the driver does not have to come at a scheduled time to check the bin for dumping. A lot more of these ‘easy to access’ processes should be adopted by more cities. I need to see more bins!

Elegant Recycle Bins

The Bad NEWS
“Recycling Rates of Metals: A Status Report,” says that recycling rates of metals are in many cases is discouragingly low. The report issued by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) states that fewer than one-third of 60 metals studied have an end-of-life recycling rate above 50 percent and 34 elements have a recycling rate of less than one percent. Many of these metals, however, are crucial to clean technologies such as batteries for hybrid cars to the magnets in wind turbines, according to the authors of the study. provided by rick Leblanc of thebalancesmb.com Feb/2018

IT ONLY TAKES ONE PERSON
In Southern Ontario, I have seen a lot of bins overflowing. Coffee shops have recycle bins outside that are overflowing more times than I care to think. Is it up to me to call the city or the business and complain. Sometimes, it comes down to one person to do the right thing. Our ex-Mayor Hazel McCallion made notes where pot holes were peppered throughout the city of Mississauga. After she retired, a lot more potholes were left un-noticed. Yes it sometimes does take one person. Why not you?

PAUL’S SCRAP CAR REMOVAL and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992 in the Golden Horseshoe of Southern Ontario.

We Need Your Help

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?
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We appreciate your business very much!

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Let’s Upcycle – Trendy

CREATIVE IDEAS
It’s so wonderful to see many new ideas for upcycling. Old tires are repurposed to make sandals, tables, chairs, flower pots and flooring! That’s only a few ideas for fun ideas with used old tires.

Fences and gates are designed by artist like Bob Dylan.
UPCYCLED –ALUMINUM GATE
Its hard to believe that this gate was once a pile of aluminum rims.

Aluminum can be recycled over and over without degrading or losing any of its innate characteristics.

SUMMER PROJECT
This maybe a project you want to get started this summer and have it ready for late summer and fall. Start looking for rubbish now. You can use old shovels for the top trim. Or, just use your imagination.

Fire Pit

THIS IS MY FAVORITE USE OF AN OLD VEHICLE
I suppose a couple of hens ventured into this old car and before you know it, a chicken coup was built. At night the wire gate is closed to keep the hens inside. A summer home for the hens. How lucky can you get!

Chicken Coop

Recycling cars can be elegant or trashy; from one extreme to the other. Plasma cutters have broadened the versatility and expanded creativity for upcycled projects.

PAUL’S SCRAP CAR REMOVAL and Disposal has been providing

Scrap Metal Dragon Flies

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.
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How to Scrap A Car

ASK PAUL
Many people keep their old cars running a bit too long …..past their prime. As a result,  you just end up with spiraling mechanic’s bills to keep your car running a wee bit longer. I am very qualified to make that observation since I have been on the precipice of a dead car many times.  At some point you need to ‘scrap your car’.  After all, cars weren’t built to last forever.

The Model T (truck) was first sold in 1908. Although no verified hauling specifications are known, this one is pictured loaded with 8,000 pounds of hay. It was probably driving well below the Model Ts top speed of 40 mph.

Basically, the customer gives the tow truck driver the ownership papers in exchange for a predetermined cash amount.  A heavier car will draw more money for the customer. It’s all based on the weight of the car, where both parties agreed on a dollar figure for the value of the scrap metal for the car.  It’s not a lot of money. Quotes are based on the ton weight of scrap metal. Each car weight so much. The metal buyers decide on the prices for the processed scrap metal. The vehicles are usually crushed into large cubes of steel.

All the gas and fluids are drained. The car then goes down a conveyor belt to the furnace to melt the steel into manageable size for transportation.    The ownership goes to the government (stamped as a recycled car). Most customers don’t know that the scrap car owner, in this case Paul’s Scrap pays HST for the money he gives for the cars. Everything is done by the book!

Simply stated; here is the process.


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.

What Happens To Old Batteries?

SCRAP CAR BATTERIES💖
Today we have to repurpose two types of batteries:

(1) Electric Lithium Batteries
(2) Lead Acid Batteries

(1) REPURPOSING BATTERIES FROM ELECTRIC CARS
Yes! The batteries used to power electric cars (and hybrids, for that matter) can be recycled. In the beginning, the few electric cars that were on the road were powered by lead-acid batteries. The latest models use lithium-ion batteries, just like laptops and cell phones. The lithium batteries are lighter in weight and last longer than a lead-acid battery.
Lithium-ion battery-powered cars are becoming more popular in lieu of oil and gas potential shortages. The recycling centers for Lithium-ion batteries are still in their infancy. Let’s take a look at how to convert a lead acid battery to a lithium battery. Did you know it could be done and your car runs! Here’s a Honda Civic with a new lithium battery. Could it be true? 
There are two methods to process lithium-ion batteries when they reach a recycling plant. If the battery is completely without a charge, they go to the shredder to sort out the copper and steel. If the batteries has a charge, they are then frozen in liquid nitrogen and then smashed to frozen bits (cool!). The liquid nitrogen is so cold, the batteries can’t react, so the smashing is safe. And, probably fun. Makes you think of Terminator 2 – when the new and improved terminator (bad guy)  got caught in liquid nitrogen broke apart and yes came back together again to cause more havoc!
(2) LEAD ACID BATTERIES
One of the first cars were steam-powered similar to trains. That idea was short-lived. The lead acid battery was invented in 1859 and used for turning on train lights and as a back-up battery. Early cars did not have batteries. They were started with a crank. The lead acid battery came in 1920, the same time as the electric (car) starter was invented. It wasn’t until 1970 that the sealed battery was used (It did not require filling). did you know that the most recycled product in the world–next to cars- are car batteries.

Plastic From The Battery Exterior Is Used To Make Bowling Balls.

This video (below) really shows you how batteries are re-purposed.

Or Scrap Your Car…If You Need It!

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.

First Day of Summer

A-H-H Yes. It’s the “official” first day of Summer!!! . . . . June 21, 2018 . . .

Does it feel like summer? Yes, we already had one heat wave. I would say that was that was the day summer kicked in. Lazy days, swimming and picnics!  University and college students are  trying to get the jump on summer jobs. Bees and wasps are searching for their summer home.

BEES A-BUZZIN
Summer also lets you know that the birds and the bees are out in full force. It is bee season for scrap cars too. If your old jalopy is sitting out in the hot sun, it becomes an incubator for wasps and bees. I have seen more wasps than bees nestling in for the summer in old cars.  Honey bees are a bit more high brow. Wasps or yellow jackets are feisty. They will sting so fast, it’s like Jumpin’ Jack Flash! That’s been my experience.

MY CAR STORY: I had to bring my mother’s car from Florida on a flatbed. It was a long drive . we parked the car at a friend’s place in Upper New York state for a few months. We decided to bring the car up to Canada one day since we needed to bring up a big concrete flag pole for the cottage;  another 400 miles away. We had our driving cut out for us. I was dropped off before the car was brought to a dealership and the flagpole continued on its way to cottage country. While checking the car, I opened the door on the driver’s side.  I had disturbed a swarm of yellow jackets. I slammed the car door and ran.  As we drove the flatbed, my cherry red Bonneville and flagpole to boot to the border crossing. It came time to inspect the car. We warned the agent at the Peace Bridge crossing that illegal yellow jackets were trying to cross the border.. The agent opened the door anyway. The yellow jackets did not seem to bother her as they swarmed out of the car. I guess they thought she was not worth of their stinger. Best guess! A few stragglers stayed in the car and made the trip to Canada.  The car went to a car dealership and I got myself a new car.  I suspect, the old heap went to the scrap yard. I did keep the Florida plates for sentimental reasons. It’s sad to see an old friend depart.  You just can’t hang on to the past.  An old car with many miles and just as many memories. New cars arrive in your life to begin a new journey, building new memories.

Scrap Your Car Today:  Don’t Leave It To The Bees!

 

Summer Home For The Yellow Jackets (Social Wasps)

The best idea is to call a professional beekeeper to have them come and remove the swarm by finding and relocating the queen bee.

WARNING: Make sure you check your car for any critters, kittens or anything else that has invaded a car sitting around for a few months.

 

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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 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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