Do you ever reminisce about the moment you bought your first car? With the advancements in automotive technology, you are bound to take an interest in replacing your car and laying your first love to rest.
It may be difficult for you to let go of your first purchase, but what if there was a way for you to preserve their splendour? There are metal recyclers in Auckland that also take in car parts and, who knows, maybe a car seat – or two – might end up in your living room.
The Recycling Process
Once your car arrives in the scrapyard, it goes through a process of recycling: dismantling, crushing, shredding and resource recovery.
Dismantling refers to the separation of the reusable materials from the non-reusable. After which, it goes through crushing where the non-reusable parts are broken down to a manageable size before it goes through a shredder.
After shredding, they separate the materials into ferrous and non-ferrous materials, as well as general residue. These are more or less 20% of the non-reusable parts of the car.
You may be asking yourself, apart from the usual car interiors, what other parts of your car can you recycle? You can recycle tires, batteries, scrap metal, engines, oil filters, used engine oil and plastics.
One way of recycling your old car parts is to turn them into art or pieces of furniture. In Greece, during the 81st Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF), one of the most memorable artworks there was the 300-kilo horse sculpture by Spyros Kontoulis made out of, you guess it, used auto parts!
Are you and your family fond of barbeques? Your old car can also turn into a grill.
The more you know about the process of recycling when it comes to vehicles, the more it makes you feel fulfilled that you helped the environment in some way, no? Not only did you do your part in saving the environment, you also ended up with your pieces of furniture in your home.