Old & Scrap Car Batteries
When you decide to get cash for a car by selling it to a place who buys old cars, the majority of it will be recycled. The value of a scrap car within the auto recycling junk cars industry is based on the components available for reuse and the materials which then can be recycled to produce new products. Here at Cleveland Scrap Cars we pay cash for junk cars, and are a responsible buyer of scrap cars that is committed to the environment. The value of a scrap car is one aspect of auto recycling junk cars; another important goal to consider is that the majority of the materials which compose the vehicle are diverted from landfills. An article on waste360.com composed by Allan Gerlat that was posted on November 13, 2015 titled ‘Acqua Metals Secures Financing for New Nevada Lead Battery Recycling Facility’ informed us of the following good news: “Acqua Metals has secured a $10 million loan to build a facility to recycle lead batteries near Reno, Nev. The Alameda, CA-based Acqua Metals (AM) received a loan from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development and Green Bank to build its first AcquaRefinery at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center (TRIC).
Rather than traditional smelting as a lead battery recycling method, they will employ its continuous electrochemical system, called AcquaRefining, which it claims is safe and environmentally friendly. The process packages the lead into a brick that can be reused. The company will produce lead at 80 metric tons a day and then 160 metric tons per day by 2018. The cost of the new facility is estimated at $29.6M; (AM) plans to apply the proceeds to expand its lead recycling capacity.
According to Stephen Clarke, (AM) CEO, the demand for their recycling capacity has been strong; the loan provides (AM) financing to expand their initial AquaRefinery. The company called the traditional smelting process one of the most polluting industrial processes in the world. Lead-acid batteries have the highest recycling rate of any product sold in the US; the most recent data from the U.S. EPA puts the rate at 95.9%. The high rate is because of the value of the lead & plastic components of the battery, the ease of returning a used battery when purchasing a new one, and laws in 39 states requiring the retailer take back the used battery when a new battery is purchased, according to a recent Waste360’s Profiles in Garbage report”. The article can be read in its entirety here.
Auto Recycling Junk Cars
It is very encouraging to read about this company’s new programs for recycling these scrap and junk vehicle batteries. The process that they are using to recycle the units is a significantly cleaner solution for the environment. It sounds as though the government agencies that are assisting with the funding for the new facility are moving in the right direction.
Those seeking to get cash for a car in Lakewood, Linndale Village and Newburgh Heights are in luck. Cleveland Scrap Cars, a locally based provider who buys old cars, is on-hand 6 days a week in the area. As mentioned in previous posts the value of a scrap car in the US has declined during 2015. This is attributed to a significant decrease in demand within the global commodities market place in which we operate. Due to the global nature of the markets that involve the materials that comprise a car, this effect is present among all those in the US who buys old cars. If you are looking to junk a car for cash in Eastlake, Twinsburg and Collinwood, our scrap car buyer will provide you a junk car quote right over the phone. We purchase totaled cars and damaged vehicles in the regions of North Randall, South Euclid and Cleveland Heights. Our cash for cars service area extends from North Olmsted to Northfield and from Parma to Chagrin Falls. If your car is broken down in a city such as Garfield Heights, the Tremont area, or Macedonia, we suggest you call us at (216) 282-JUNK. We routinely handle removal of cars that are not worth fixing from shops like Conrad’s, Midas, Firestone and auto dealers of all kinds. Residents of Mayfield Heights, Lake County and Bedford can always receive a price for the value of a scrap or junk car by submitting the vehicle information though our website at http://www.ClevelandScrapCars.com. The requirements for scrapping a car in Sagamore Hills, Middleburg Heights or Beachwood are simply that you possess the title for the car and an ID that matched the name of the owner listed on that document.