The online platform for locating scrapyards has recently released a guide on preparing catalytic converters for recycling or scrapping. The guide is designed to help commercial or residential clients understand the proper way to safely remove the mechanism from their old cars.

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The recently released guide by ‘Scrapyard Near Me’ coincides with an article published by the British Metals Recycling Association about the environmental benefits of scrapping. According to the report, for every ton of metal waste, like catalytic converters, recycled, manufacturers save 70% on energy consumption, lowering their environmental footprint.

‘Scrapyard Near Me’ explained that by learning how to extract catalytic converters and recycle them safely, one can actively participate in a circular economy and minimize global waste production.

‘Scrapyard Near Me’ listed four ways to prepare catalytic converters for scrapping. First, clients should gather details about their catalytic converter’s make, model, and type. The serial number on its outer shell can help identify its manufacturer and market value. Clear photos of the converter, including any markings, are beneficial when negotiating with scrap dealers.

The value of a catalytic converter is influenced by whether it’s an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) or aftermarket product. ‘Scrapyard Near Me’ stated that OEM converters, installed by car manufacturers, are more valuable due to their higher precious metal content. One can identify them by the car manufacturer’s logo, appearance, and superior build.

For safety, it’s advisable not to extract the internal honeycomb structure from the catalytic converter. Keeping it intact and free from debris increases its value, as scrap dealers prefer converters in this state. Readers are also advised to avoid cleaning the converter with abrasive tools and harsh chemicals.

Lastly, ‘Scrapyard Near Me’ advises clients to remove excess materials like exhaust pipes or brackets before selling a catalytic converter as scrap. This step ensures they get the best price since dealers are mainly interested in the converter’s core and the precious metals it contains. Using appropriate tools and safety gear is essential to avoid damaging the converter, it added.

“Preparing your catalytic converters for scrap doesn’t have to be daunting. By preparing your catalytic converter properly, you contribute to the recycling of valuable materials and put some extra cash in your pocket,” a representative said.

Interested parties who want to know more about how to prepare their catalytic converters for scrapping may visit

Scrapyard Near Me

+1 412-977-5234
525 Orchard Ave

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