Auto Scrap Closure
Cleveland Scrap Cars will pay money for a junk car and junk car scrap in Bedford, Pepper Pike, and Aurora. As a salvage car buyer, we are focused on auto recycling in an eco-friendly manner. Those seeking a scrap vehicle buyer in North Randall, Richmond Heights or Solon, are encouraged to contact us for junk car scrap related services. The value of a junk car, which is the amount of money for a junk car that you receive when you sell your junk car to us, had dipped significantly in recent months. Any US salvage car buyer can attest to this market fluctuation, which stems from reduced demand within the global metal commodity markets. Our next topic takes us to DC to learn about a scrap vehicle buyer and recycler that is closing up shop.
On December 22, 2015 Amanda Abrams on washingtonpost.com compiled an article titled ‘The last scrap yard in the District closes to make room for stadium’ with the following details: “Activity at Super Salvage (SS) has slowed, and the piles of metal have shrunk to almost nothing. After more than 60 years in SW Washington’s Buzzard Point neighborhood, the scrap yard is clearing out to make way for a soccer stadium. Steven Middlethon, president of Super Salvage, who owns two other scrap yards Maryland, isn’t happy about leaving. He says it’s benefited him because there’s a lot of demolition and construction going on in the D.C. area. Contractors, demo companies, and local residents bring in those items and earn cash for them. Then Super Salvage employees would sort & clean and cut the goods into small pieces, which are sent to foundries & melted down.
Metal prices have been significantly down all year. Those who seek out abandoned metal in dumpsters & alleys, bringing it to SS via carts or bicycles that are most affected. There are many throughout the city — guys such as Bill Whitmore, a 71-year-old native who has been scrapping for years, spending whole days searching out old air-conditioning units or car components that he redeems at SS for money.
Urban scrap yards continually have to fight disapproval proceedings or other efforts to get them out. Sometimes they’re deemed unattractive in a city that’s improving its image; sometimes there’s simply a shortage of land. Joaquin McPeek, spokesman for the District’s office of the deputy mayor says that D.C. has never been a big industrial city; the amount of land zoned as industrial has shrunk to only about 4% of the city.” The full article is available at this link.
Super Salvage had been operating in the region for many years and employed approximately 15-25 people. Traditionally, those in the junk car scrap and salvage car buyer & recycling markets tends to goes through periods of sustainable profitability. As a result, the scrap vehicle buyer can typically offer above-average wages to employees. Hopefully in this case the individuals will land on their feet in new employment opportunities.
Cleveland Scrap Cars has witnessed the reduced value of a junk car. When you used to be able to sell your junk car for a minimum of $250, times were certainly better. Currently, the most money for a junk car offered is around $150 and we hope to see improvement in 2016.
CSC is proud to now offer junk car hauling services in Middlefield, Chesterland and Chardon, as we cover more of Geauga County. Residents of University Heights, Warrensville Heights and Euclid that want to receive cash for clunkers can reach our junk car buyer at (216) 282-JUNK. Same-day scrap car removal services are available in Garfield Heights, Eastlake, and Twinsburg. We will pay cash for cars in any condition and will pick them up throughout Lakewood, Linndale Village, and Newburgh Heights. Even if your car is broken down and needs costly repairs from a Midas, Conrads or Firestone Service Center in Middleburg Heights, Glenwillow, or Parma—we can do it! We now buy scrap vehicles increasingly in the Lake County regions of Mentor, Willowick and Willoughby. Fast cash for cars can be yours in Tremont, Bratenahl and Ohio City as well.