We all know that recycling plays an important role in maintaining a healthy environment. Most people know what is and isn’t recyclable, but not everyone has considered that vehicles are recyclable, too!
When your vehicle is no longer operable, don’t contribute to the growing pile of waste in landfills. Many parts of a vehicle are reusable, and when you choose to donate your vehicle through Donate4Charity, we will recycle it for you if you aren’t reselling it! Here are some of the ways recycling your vehicle can help the planet.
When tires are no longer in use, many of them end up in landfills or are also burned. Burning the rubber can cause groundwater contamination from runoffs, as well as significant air pollution. Tires can be reused in a number of different ways, including insulation blocks and vegetable planters.
Did you know that one litre of oil can pollute one million litres of water? Oil can also contaminate soil, which is why it is important to recycle your old oil. There are many ways to reuse this oil, including fencing stains and flooring finish!
Cars are made up of many metal parts, which can all be reused in many different ways! Once again, recycling these parts prevents them from piling up in landfills and reduces the demand for new ore, therefore using less energy. These parts can be reused for other vehicles.
Batteries are very toxic to the environment because they contain lead and sulphuric acid. When these batteries break down, these corrosive acids will leak into the environment which can cause great harm. Batteries can be recycled into new ones and use less energy!
When the time comes to take your old vehicle off the road, recycling it is the best option for the environment. To further make a difference, consider donating your vehicle to Donate4Charity, and we’ll take care of the recycling for you! All proceeds from recycling your vehicle will be donated to a charity of your choice. Fill out the form on our website to start your donation today!
Thank you Alexander from Winnipeg for donating a 2004 Honda Civic to CancerCare Manitoba
Thank you Joey from Ottawa for donating a 2007 Hyundai Accent to Ottawa Humane Society
Thank you Chena from North Vancouver for donating a 1997 Ford Taurus to Canuck Place Children's Hospice
Thank you Judy from Calgary for donating a 2005 Pontiac Montana to Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society
Thank you Annie from Calgary for donating a 1997 Ford Explorer to Women in Need Society of Calgary
Thank you Estate Of Michelle from Toronto for donating a 2008 Pontiac G5t Four Door Sedan to Canadian Cancer Society
Thank you Sandra from Kitchener for donating a 2005 Pontiac Montana to Heart and Stroke Foundation
Thank you Garrett from Okotoks for donating a 2006 Mazda 6 to Alberta Cancer Foundation
Thank you Sandra from Edmonton for donating a 2002 Honda Civic to Canadian Cancer Society
Thank you Phylis from Wetaskiwin for donating a 1998 Ford Ranger XLT to Diabetes Canada
Thank you Gisela And David from Nanaimo for donating a 2008 Buick Allure to CatNap Society
Thank you Marcelle from Gatineau for donating a 2008 Suzuki Swift to A.S.K. Friendship Centre
Thank you Ryan from Kamloops for donating a 2002 Hyundai Accent to ALS Society of Canada
Thank you Estate of Darrel from Calgary for donating a 2006 Infiniti M35X to Alberta Cancer Foundation
Thank you Kevin from Edmonton for donating a 1998 Chevrolet Malibu to Edmonton Public Library