Disposing of scrap car isn’t covered by general waste collection in Perth. The special household rubbish collection does not accept vehicles as well, both body parts and whole. The good thing is there are removal facilities that accept old vehicles in exchange for cash.
How it works
Like the drop it off service, residents and businesses may bring their old and worn out vehicles to scrap facilities that accept it. The facility will buy the scrap and find uses for it through recycling. If removal is part of their service, then they will collect it from your site and have the payment there as well.
Before calling out the scrap yard
When choosing for a scrap car buyer, you may want to ask a few facilities first to confirm whether they buy only specific parts or not. If you intend to get money from every recyclable part of your car, you’ll have to know the value of each.
However if you intend to simply dispose of it and don’t want to be bothered by the time you’ll use for assessing the value of each possibly recyclable car part, then send the whole car to a facility or have it collected from your site and sell it.
Besides, there will be an assessment of your car prior to getting an estimated price from the scrap yard.
What can be recycled in scrap cars?
Both steel and metal car parts can be recycled for further use. According to Martin Scrap Metals, a typical passenger car has “65 percent steel and iron, by weight.” If every ton of steel vehicle part is recycled, it conserves “conserves 2500 pounds of iron ore, 1400 pounds of coal and 120 pounds of limestone,” according to the said source. Electrical cables and copper wires can also be recycled.
Lastly, make sure that the scrap yard you are eyeing has the proper licence based on its business type. This ensures that the business is legal and follows recycling standards.