How Vehicle Recycling Helps the Planet

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.

Tires

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.

Oil

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!

Metals

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

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!

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