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Scrap Car Do’s and Dont’s

Is this the first time  you have scrapped your vehicle?  We are going to visit Joe Smyth. He is wondering what to do. Joe needs to get rid of his old, broken down Ford Ranger. We are going to try to answer some questions that are bothering Joe about what to do with his old truck. Perhaps you will get some insight or new information  when you are ready to scrap your car, van or truck.
Customer Joe, “When it came to saying goodbye to my defunct 15 year-old Ford Ranger, lying abandoned with a dead battery outside my house,  I realized I had no idea how to actually get rid of a vehicle. Could I (1)sell it? (2)Scrap it? (3)Give it away?”

Retired My Blue Baby! 2002 Ford Ranger

Every day 1,000 cars are scrapped in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). The Canadian government has strict environmental rules on how cars should be disposed in their “retire your ride” program. It was launched in 2009 and ended in 2011. Today, ‘Retire Your Ride’ program is privately run as a scrap car business.

What is the best way to get rid of your old car? Where can you obtain the best price? And how can you be sure the buyer isn’t some “faker” who will take your car and drive it around when you are still liable for potential speeding tickets and fines?

SELLING YOUR CAR/ADVERTISING
Autotrader.ca is probably the best place to start. Kijiji.ca also has cars for sale. If your car is still running, check the Kelly “Blue Book” online. They give suggested selling prices for your vehicle.
“As is” cars are good to advertise online for a low price. Be honest with the buyer. Let them know what repairs are needed. Other resources are the classifieds in the Mississauga News and the Brampton Guardian. Any classifieds are typical places to find used cars. Lots of other local URL’s in your city would work too.

What Is Your Car Worth?

Kijiji.ca  is very popular to advertise just about anything. The advantage here is that advertising is free. Although Kijiji will encourage you to pay for premium services. Clearly, the site has lots of old heaps for sale. Customer Joe tried Kijiji. He eagerly advertised his 2002 Ford Ranger.  After 3 weeks, Joe failed to sell his truck.  Joe ended up calling a scrap yard to haul it away.  This does not mean it will happen to you.
Trading in your old car when buying a new one is discouraged as bad value by many motor-heads ~ experts ~ in the car business. Back in April Joe bought a new car, and at that point thought it might be useful to keep the Ranger as a second vehicle, given it was still insured for a few months. But those months slip away, and Joe realized he should have removed the vehicle sooner than later.

SCRAPPING YOUR CAR

Fall Colours?

The days of tow truck drivers trawling around finding abandoned old cars are over. Today, we type in “scrap my car” in the Internet and up comes dozens of companies that promise to collect your car within days – and pay you as well.

How reliable are these companies on the ‘Net’? Which sites should you trust? Joe wanted to know what happens to the old cars and trucks.  Some scrap yards  resell the vehicle, or sell it abroad. Vehicle scrap rules introduced in 2009 make it a legal requirement that any car sent to be scrapped must go to an ‘Authorized Recycling Facility’ only. All scrap yards for cars must have a license  Canadian Auto Recyclers’ Environment code don’t harm the environment. This means all the battery acid, antifreeze, transmission oils, etc. are properly removed and recycled appropriately.

What happens next? Dig out your ownership document and give the signed half to the driver. He will then give you the agreed upon cash exchange. You are no longer responsible for the car. The scrap dealer sends the ownership paper to the Canadian Government. It is stamped SCRAP CAR right on the document. The end of the trail. In Canada, scrap car dealers provide cash for the scrap cars. In Britain cash is frowned upon.

Remember to claw back any insurance you have on the vehicle. You can reclaim any unused complete months ~ if your car is scrapped~. A few weeks ago, I was helping a customer with their rebate. She gave me a 5 star review on google ‘My Business’ maps. I was simply happy to be able to assist the customer by getting 2 months back from her car insurance; a savings of $86.

GIVING IT AWAY

There are a number of organizations that will take your ‘retired ride’ and donate the money to charity. The leading one in Canada is the Diabetes Association  and the Kidney Foundation . The government rebate program has lost its appeal. The Canadian Gov’t has shifted their attention and resources to rebate programs,  supporting electric cars and  hybrid electric/gas vehicles.
PRICING
Commodities Market: People don’t always realize that scrap car prices fluctuate as the demand for scrap metal changes. Scrap prices go up and down. In 2008 you would get $50 for your car that you fetch about $250 today. The scrap market in 2017 has had one significant drop in September, followed by another drop in October, 2017. People call for a quote last week or 2 weeks ago convinced that they will get the same price when they call back. Recently, the price has dropped about $20 – $30 a ton and they are angry with you. When you explain it is a commodities market, they are not convinced and react badly. You may get a bad review on Google “My Business”, which we did. With no censorship or filters in place on the Internet, its a fools paradise.

Renewables: Pricing Trend for October 2017

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.
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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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Scrap Price Collapse September 2017

Scrap Price Bulletin

Following the late collapse in the September ferrous scrap market due to a sudden surge in material, trade sources are now speculating whether overhanging scrap flows could also keep prices flat next month. https://goo.gl/2bsiAA


The results of a long-running Section 232 investigation into aluminium and steel imports is approaching a conclusion, with President Donald Trump expected to obtain the results before the January deadline, according to one Commerce Department official.
What we are talking about is the revision of the U.S. Department of Commerce initiated a section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. The U.S. imports the most steel from Canada (South Korea is a close second). With tariffs on Scrap metal, Canada may find itself in a surplus of scrap metal by January 2018. Initially, the U. S. is looking at a 20% tax increase for their steel imports. President Trump is saying  “..in the case of steel, both the United States and global markets for steel products are distorted by large volumes of excess capacity.”
The surplus is primarily resting on the shoulders of China as the leader in steel (both ferrous and non-ferrous) production and exports. It is common knowledge that China can filter their scrap metal through other countries to distribute their dominance in the scrap metal industry.
President Trump is reportedly ‘hell bent’ on imposing steel tariffs despite objections from some advisors.

Ultimately, we should expect President Trump to imposes tariffs on imports of steel. Many countries will retaliate and file disputes with the World Trade Organization (“WTO”). There will be appeals.  The case goes to the WTO Appellate Body who will issue a report that will tie things up for 3-4 year.
Interestingly enough, if you watched the debate with President Trump and Hilary Clinton then you may remember that Hilary stated that Trump’s buildings were built from low cost steel brought in from China.  You can not blame ‘The Donald’ for buying steel made in China.  You and I would do the same thing if the opportunity was there.  Simply put, if  Americans are forced to buy American steel they will do it.

It’s true that the steel industry has suffered in the US and Europe thanks in part to state-backed firms in China dumping cheap steel on the international market. But unilateral tariffs don’t promise a simple solution, since the US bought less than 2% of China’s steel exports in 2015, and less than 1% last year, a result of 20 trade remedies—rules that limit unfair sales—including four that went into effect last December after court wins against China by the Obama administration. Most US steel imports come from Brazil, Canada and South Korea.published in QZ.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 Port Credit.

1000 Ideas for Duct Tape

DUCT TAPE SURVIVAL

Duct tape was originally named “Duck” tape and came in an army green colour  not the traditional silver. Today, we call it both duck and duct tape. And, you can get duct tape in just about any colour and design. Unleash your inner MacGyver, and start thinking about different ways to use duct tape. Just to get you on the right track, every household should have (1) duct tape (2) WD40 and (3) super glue. Got a small paper cut? Ouch! Use super to seal the cut like they do at army M.A.S.H. units.

Who invented duct tape?

The U.S. military needed a cloth-based, water-resistant tape. To keep the ammunition boxes waterproof and prevent moisture, the military were taping the boxes with regular scotch tape then covered the tape with wax. Researchers at Johnson & Johnson developed the special adhesive tape, which was made from a rubber-based adhesive and applied to a durable duck cloth backing. Duck cloth (light canvas) is very strong in itself.
Technically speaking, duct tape is not waterproof. It is water-resistant. Duct tape will seal just about anything and adheres to a wide variety of surfaces like cloth, vinyl, leather, plastic, metal and laminates.
For this reason duct tape can help you patch stuff that might leak.

Almost everyone has a duct tape story to tell.

Lets look at some duct tape projects with pictures.

Jane Made A Duct Tape Hammock in 20 Minutes ~Visiting University Friends On The Weekend

How about brightening up an old table.

Duct Tape Counter! WOW! Its Waterproof Too!

Make Duct Tape Shapes To Decorate Anything

Dan Made This Wallet 30 Minutes After He Saw A Duck Tape Hammock

Let’s see how it’s done.

CREATIVE FLARE

Halloween Costume

Duct Tape Couch at Student’s Home!

I-Pad Case Made From Duct Tape

For a duct tape pouch

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

MOVIN’ ON UP! Scrap Metal

September Scrap Metal Prices 2017

Scrap metal prices can change daily. People scrapping cars, trucks or vans may not know that the scrap metal prices will change every day. I get calls from customers that say you quotes me xxx nine(9) days ago, thinking the price will stay the same. Actually each month scrap prices are re-calculated. If a big drop in mental price occurs you will get a mid month change. It is the commodities market and it is like an unbridled wild horse. You can not tame it or predict what it will do next. The price guide belongs to the old Keynesian theory of supply and demand. It is always in place. With new players like China in the scrap world, the North American scrap metal markets are a bit uneasy as to their future in scrap metal.

WHAT REALLY HAPPENS

Scrap yards closed down in Canada, the States and England back in 2015. That’s when China was running full throttle in the scrap metal business.  I get updates and local news from Jack in England, who has had his own yard for decades. Jack is saying that things have leveled off somewhat in pricing. “I can still turn a profit,” says Jack. Some folks never come back due to the volatile nature of the business. It is a tough, rough and dirty business and not for the faint of heart. Larger yards can take the hit, while the small business man suffers the most. There is not much public news in the Canadian Scrap Metal Industry. You will always get the daily prices per pound on all metals. Boring! No stories about who’s doing what and about big shipyards. What are they up to? We look to the States to see what is going on in the scrap yards and scrap metal pricing. Canada follows closely to their American cousins.

NOTHING STAYS THE SAME

Scrap prices can vary between local markets. When we get a whiff of price increases in scrap metal, we may not see the effects ‘locally’ until the following month; an average of 4-6 weeks.

MOVIN’ ON UP!

The latest research report published by Zion Market Research predicts significant boost to global metal recycling market until 2024.

The global metal recycling market is likely to have a boost in coming future. Increasing urbanized population is the main reason that has driven the growth of the global market. provided by Zion Market Research

The Who’s Who in Recycling

Global Metal Recycling Market: Competitive Players

Key players in the global metal recycling market are Nucor Corporation, Gerdau S.A., Commercial Metals Company, Steel Dynamics, Inc., Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc., and Industrial Services of America, Inc. provided by Zion Market Research

All these power hitters have recycling facilities all over the world. Some of them are building companies in India. Vietnam and China too.

In general, transportation costs, rising labour costs and natural disasters such as hurricane Harvey are going to effect scrap industry as well as other industries. The real change is urbanization is booming as the population grows. What does that mean? Should we be concerned and are we going to hit a wall at some point? That’s the mystery of predictions for scrap metal prices. Only time will tell.
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

Your Own Car Emblem

Have Your Own Custom Car Emblem

Some scrap metal artists will create you own larger than life car emblem for your enjoyment. Hang it on the wall of your garage or at home in your man cave. This artist decided to make a wall hanging of the Hellcat insignia (below) from scrap metal.  These artists use junk metal from the scrap yard, abandoned junk yards and leftover metal from manufacturing plants.

 

Hellcat emblem

Hellcat Symbol of Power and Speed.

RECYCLED SCRAP METAL

Plasma cutters are used to make the hellcat carvings –below– out of raw, unpainted 12 gauge steel. To understand what 12 gauge means, a car hood is 20 -22 gauge steel while a fender is 18 gauge steel. Thermos bottles and shotgun shells are made from 12 gauge steel.  Your very own Hellcat wall hanging has a price tag of  $16 U.S. plus shipping.

Hellcat Wall Art, (14″ x 15″) buy online at hellcat.org

THE REAL CHALLENGER “HELLCAT”:
Muscle cars will always be in demand as long as there is a V8 purring under the hood and a need for speed! Back in the day you would see the insignia V8 displayed on your car if you had the power tell everyone.

1955 Dodge V8 Emblem

This Dodge lives up to its name “Hellcat”

Underneath the Challenger Hellcat’s pronounced power bulge hood is a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8 engine that produces 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque — enough to rocket the car from 0 – 60 mph in just over 3 seconds (with the eight-speed automatic transmission). by autonationdrive.com

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat 2016

2018 Dodge Challenger

Enjoy the ride!

Whatever your pleasure, have fun with your artwork!
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

Why do we recycle metals?

Types of Recycled Metals

“Ferrous -Metal” Car

Metals can be classified as ferrous, or non-ferrous. Ferrous metals are combinations of iron with carbon. Some common ferrous metals include carbon steel, alloy steel, wrought iron, and cast iron. On the other hand, non-ferrous metals include aluminum, copper, lead, zinc, and tin. Precious metals are non-ferrous. The most common precious metals include gold, platinum, silver, iridium, and palladium.

What is Metal Recycling?

Metal recycling refers to systematically collecting various metals at the end of their useful life, and sorting them according to metal types and quality. This step is followed by processing, purifying and finally making brand new products using the recycled metals.

Metals can be recycled over and over again without altering their properties. Steel is the most recycled material on the planet according to American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI).

The other highly recycled metals include aluminum, copper, silver, brass and gold.

Why do we recycle metals?

Metals are valuable materials that can be recycled again and again without degrading their properties. Scrap metal has value, which motivates people to collect it for sale to recycling operations.

To be honest, we are forced to recycle. Without all the bells and whistles, it is plain to say that we just have too much junk. There are only so many land fills available. We can not find places to put all these scrap cars. It is a dilemma that has been solved with the many recycling facilities that are available today.

There are (1) financial incentive and (2) environmental concerns to recycling old metal.  Primarily, the recycling of metals enables us to preserve natural resources while requiring less energy to process than the manufacture of new products, using virgin raw materials. Recycling emits less carbon dioxide and other harmful gases. More importantly, it saves money and allows manufacturing businesses to reduce their production cost. Recycling also creates jobs.

Quick 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.

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

An Empire Is Built On Scrap

The Mighty Scrap Car Empire

Empires are built on scrap metal; scrap cars, prompt scrap and all sorts of scrap metal. Subways, bridges, buildings along with furniture and ‘new’ cars are made from scrap metal. To get a better idea about what we do with scrap cars, I have broken it up into seven steps.

Metal Recycling Process

The Seven Stages Of Recycling Metal:

  1. Collection: The largest source of scrap ferrous metal in Canada is from scrap vehicles. The collection process for metals differs than that for other materials because of higher scrap value. Today, all cars and trucks are sold to scrap yards. They are no longer abandoned or hidden in rural fields, garages or behind the barn. Other sources of scrap metal includes large steel structures, railroad tracks, ships, farm equipment, and of course, consumer scrap. Prompt Scrap is collected from all manufacturing plants. It is leftover scrap steel when making new products.  Prompt scrap, accounts for one-half of ferrous scrap supply.
  2. Sorting: Cars  no longer have brass radiators. After the car is drained and the gas tank and aluminum wheels are removed, the whole car goes into the shredder. Other methods of sorting used in automated recycling plants employ magnets and sensors to help separate material. Scrappers may use a magnet along with eyeballing the colour of the material or weight to help determine the metal type. For example, aluminum will be silver and light. Other important colors to look for are copper, yellow (for brass) and red, for red brass. Scrappers will improve the value of their material by segregating clean metal from the dirty material.
  3. Processing: To allow further processing, metals are shredded. Shredding is done to used to sift the different metals. The melting process condensed the size of the newly formed ‘recycled’ metals. The bonus here is that scrap metal can be melted using comparatively less energy. Steel is compressed into rough steel blocks. Any aluminum from the car is converted into small sheets.

This video is noisy–you can mute it. It does give you an idea what happens to your car at the shredders – when it is being scrapped.

4. Melting: Scrap metal is melted in a large arc furnaces. Furthermore, each metal is taken to a specific furnace designed to melt that particular metal. A considerable amount of energy is used in this step. Remember, the energy required to melt and recycle metals is much less than the energy needed to produce metals by using virgin raw materials.

5. Purification: Purification is done to ensure the final product is of high quality and free of contaminants. One of the most common methods used for purification is Electrolysis.

6. Solidifying: After purification, melted metals are carried by the conveyor belt to cool and solidify the metals. In this stage, scrap metals are formed into specific shapes such as bars that can be easily used for the production of various metal products.

Nucor (scrap metal) Steel Mill, Seattle, Washington USA photo courtesy of Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times

Steel Mill in Iran

Molten metal bars are cut and cooled as they leave the melting room at Nucor Steel. These bars are then reheated and shaped into rebar and other metal pieces.

7. Transportation of the Metal Bars: Once the metals are cooled and solidified, they are ready to use. They are then transported to various factories where they are used as raw material for the production of brand new products.

Steel Rebar

Finished rebar is bundled and stored at the factory until it is sold and delivered via rail, truck or ship. Rebar ranging from a half-inch to more than 2 inches in diameter constitutes about 85 percent of Nucor’s total production. courtesy of the seattletimes.com

When theses products are scrapped once more, the metal recycling process cycle starts again. It is never-ending.
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

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