The auto recycling industry is an important piece in building a greener earth. When buying used auto parts, it reduces the need to manufacture them, thereby reducing our carbon footprint and greenhouse emissions.

Recycled steel uses less energy to take back to a useable product than to produce new. This results in more energy savings, less air pollution, water pollution, and water consumption.

Steel recycling comes full circle and is probably the only industry where even the equipment used to produce the product will be recycled. Unlike many other materials, steel can be recycled over and over, with no loss of quality.

Your vehicle is likely the most recyclable product you own. Almost every component can be removed and sold. The hulk of the vehicle that is remaining can then be sent out to a steel mill where it is shredded and converted into reusable material.

HERE AT RODWAY AUTO PARTS:

  • Fluids are removed from each vehicle and separated. From that point they are either reused or sold for processing.
  • R-134 refrigerant is recovered from vehicles and then reused in other vehicles or sold.
  • Oils are sold to companies such as Little Dipper, and either recycled or used in oil furnaces.
  • Other fluids such as fuel and washer fluids are evacuated from the vehicles and reused in our own delivery vehicles.
  • Tires are removed and separated. The good ones are inspected and sold. The non-useable ones are picked up monthly and shredded or recycled for products such as playground materials and mats.
  • Even damaged parts (wheel rims, transmissions, radiators, etc) are separated into steel and aluminum and sold elsewhere to be processed.
  • Catalytic converters are removed and precious metals such as cadmium and palladium are recovered.
  • Batteries are removed and tested. Those that are not reusable are sent out to have the lead removed and recycled.