Cost of Scrap Recycling
The costs of scrap recycling can often outweigh the benefits gained from the process. Among people that buy junk cars (Aka a scrap vehicle buyer), most can attest to this recent problem. The amount of money for a junk car that you now get for a salvage vehicle is certainly much lower than 1 year ago. This reflection in pricing is likely to persist regardless of your choice of where to scrap a car. The price for scrap cars is closely tied to the market prices for various commodities, which account for the amount of money for a junk car that is paid. People that buy junk cars must account for their costs of picking up a salvage vehicle.
On December 18, 2015 edition duluthnewstribune.com, William F. Shughart posted a story titled ‘Pro/Con: Are America’s recycling programs too costly, ineffectual?’ with the following highlights: “Some love recycling, but it’s a burden for the rest of us; if you’re worried about the planet, please make sure your trash is buried in a landfill. There is plenty of space landfill available. Minnesota’s governor & legislator want to reduce, reuse and recycle and to limit carbon emissions and reduce the amount of waste. The reality, however, is that the costs associated with many recycling processes often outweigh the benefits. The U.S. EPA says it only makes sense economically and environmentally to recycle about 35% of waste materials. Among these are paper and aluminum cans. Recycling 1 ton of paper or aluminum cans, the agency says, can save about 3 tons of carbon dioxide emissions over producing those materials new. Paper mills pay for the trees they process and if it was cost-effective to recycle scrap paper, producers would buy it. It’s more expensive to recycle old paper than to cut & pulp pine trees and then replant seedlings for processing later. Given the recent dramatic decline in crude oil prices, it is now cheaper to make a new plastic container than to recycle one. Even if that were not true, the EPA says that recycling a ton of plastic saves only about a ton of carbon dioxide; that doesn’t take into account the water most consumers use to rinse their plastic containers before putting into a recycling bin.
NY Times science columnist John Tierney wrote, citing the work of author Chris Goodall, if you wash plastic in water that was heated by coal-derived electricity, then the net effect of your recycling could be more carbon Glass is an even worse recyclable; to reduce greenhouse gases by one ton you have to recycle three tons of glass. If you include costs of collecting glass waste and the pollution produced by the collection trucks, glass recycling creates more greenhouse gas emissions and is more expensive than making it new. Many municipalities continue to pick up glass in recycling trucks only to dump it at a landfill. Recycling is an emotional mantra, not reasonable policy and has left most Americans blind to the actual evidence surrounding recycling programs. By sending extra trucks around town each week, we are undermining their stated goal of protecting the environment. If recycling were truly cost-effective, private companies would be buying trash. Is someone is willing to pay you to sort & save your trash-if not, what you’ve been told about recycling is probably just garbage.” The complete article is available here.
A scrap vehicle buyer
Cash 4 Cars Cleveland pays money for a junk car throughout Cuyahoga, Geauga and Lake Counties. The people that buy junk cars typically will also have a means of removing the cars. A salvage vehicle in Bedford, Pepper Pike or Berea can be scrapped with us by calling (216) 359-1010. Those seeking money for a junk car in Aurora, Shaker Heights and North Randall can rest assured that their vehicle is being sold to a scrap vehicle buyer that is environmentally sound. Among the people that buy junk cars, the typical percentage of the car that is recyclable tends to range between 80-90%. Residents of Richmond Heights, Solon, or Walton Hills that are wondering where to scrap a car are encouraged to call. We offer a fast price for scrap cars right over the phone in Lyndhurst, Ohio City and Highland Heights. Even if your car has a faulty motor or needs a new transmission in University Heights, Warrensville Heights, or Euclid, we will typically provide money for a junk car in that condition. Those who have a car parked at a Conrad’s, Midas or transmission shop in Eastlake, Twinsburg, or Lakewood should know that we can meet you there to sell it. Selling a junk vehicle is simple, regardless of whether located in Linndale Village, Newburgh Heights, or Collinwood.