Recycling the Parts of a Junk Car, Part 2

A large percentage of the parts in your new vehicle are made from recycled plastic. Many of those vehicle parts come from such plastic products as plastic caps, bottles, and packing materials. In addition to plastic, nearly 60% of the weight of a junk car comes from steel and iron, which will never compose in a landfill.  Once a car’s fluid has been drained its parts are dismantled and it is usually flattened by a crusher machine. The next step is when a shredding machine rips the flattened vehicle into small pieces.  A piece of equipment with large magnets then separates the steel from other materials.

Much of the steel from junk cars goes right back into cars after it is recycled. Recycled steel is often used in the trunks, panels, hoods, and doors of new cars. The steel from junkers is also commonly used in household appliances, cans, construction materials, furnaces, elevators, airplane hangars, bridges, and much more. When new resources don’t have to be used to process new steel, an enormous amount of energy can be saved.

Additional metals that can be recycled from junked cars include aluminum, which is often used in new wheels, transmission cases, engine heads, alternator housings, radiators, and transmission fluid coolers. It’s estimated that approximately 90% of vehicle aluminum is recycled, often for new car parts. Find out more about recycling vehicles at, a leading company that recycles scrap cars in Morris County, NJ.


Recycling the Parts of a Junk Car, Part 1

You can get rid of your junkyard car and get paid for it at the same time with services from Raimo Scrap Iron & Metal, which recycles junk cars in Sussex County, NJ. Many junk cars have parts that can still be refurbished by cleaning, reconditioning, testing and put back on the market for sale to buyers who don’t want to pay for new replacement parts or who can’t find what they need for old or unusual vehicles. Outer components, such as doors, bumpers, and mirrors, are also recycled for reuse if they are still in good shape. Some of the parts that are most commonly pulled from the inner workings of cars include:

  • Engines
  • Transmissions
  • Starters
  • Axels
  • Batteries
  • Alternators

Batteries that still work can be resold, but the lead from dead batteries must be removed. Once removed from the dead battery, lead can be used to make new batteries, which is great for the environment.  Batteries are the parts of vehicles that are recycled more than any other part because both the lead and the plastic are reused.

As for tires, there are a number of uses for recycled tires; however, most are not reused to make new tires. You may have noticed rubber tire pieces that cover playgrounds. Not as noticeable are the recycled tires that become components of highway asphalt. Other uses of old tires are as fuel in paper mills, as garden mulch, welcome mats, railroad ties, and much more.

The Many Uses of Scrap Metal

Recycling metals provides opportunities for a multitude of products. Scrap metals like aluminum, copper, steel, brass, and iron are recycled to make a wide variety of new products. Using scrap metal for numerous products reduces waste and helps to preserve the environment for future generations. Scrap metal can be refashioned into many new uses. For example, scrap iron and aluminum metals are used extensively in the construction industry for projects as varied as roads and bridges. As well, scrap metal is also used for manufacturing automobiles, aircraft, and other kinds of travel.

Many kinds of containers are made from scrap metal materials. Even appliance parts can be made from scrap metal for various components. Because scrap metal is less expensive to manufacturers in general, it is a sought-after commodity by a number of different industries, such as the furniture industry for metal furniture that is stylish and durable. You can find gliders, benches, tables, and lamps that have been created with scrap metal materials.

Some sculptors also use scrap metal for their art work. The attraction for artists is in all of the different materials, colors, sizes, and forms that come in the variety of recycled metals. Sculpture from recycled metals is distinctive and unique. Visit Raimo Scrap Iron & Metal when you want to buy or sell from a leading place for scrap metal recycling in Passaic County, NJ.


The Benefits of Recycling Metal

Recycling your scrap metal does more than put money in your pocket. You can make a difference to the world around you by preserving energy and helping to save the environment when you recycle scrap metal. There are a number of benefits to recycling metals so it’s good news that the United States is said to recycle more than 150 million tons of scrap metals a year. Those recycled materials include iron, steel, lead, copper, and aluminum. Other metals that can be gainfully recycled include brass, bronze, magnesium, and tin.

A great way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is to recycle scrap metal. Recycling scrap metal consumes much less energy than making metal from fresh ore. Making new products from recycled materials rather than raw materials conserves both natural resources and energy. The recycled materials have already been refined and processed so when they are re-used they are cleaner and need less energy than the raw products.

Raimo Scrap Metal & Iron pays “top dollar” for your unwanted scrap metal. Call (973) 347-4545 to find out if your materials qualify for our recycling program. Our metal recycling facility in Sussex County, NJ, serves customers throughout Passaic, Sussex, and Morris counties, as well as in Byram Township, NJ, and all of the surrounding areas.


Welcome to Our Blog

Welcome to our blog. Here you will find the new and interesting information on the benefits of recycling metals to the environment and the economy. Our company works with residential, commercial, and industrial clients. We make it our mission to keep scrap metals out of landfills, which leaves more room for actual non-recyclable items. When we free up the landfill space, we add less pollution to the environment.

Raimo Scrap Iron & Metal recycles aluminum, brass, copper, iron, and steel. We make it convenient for homeowners and businesses to count on our services. With our up-to-date equipment and experienced crew, we offer appliance removal, crane services, and municipal recycling programs. The following items are some of the most common unwanted items we pay for from homeowners:

• Refrigerators and Stoves
• Stainless Steel and Copper Pots and Pans
• Cars and Car Parts

Our scrap metal recycling in Byram Township, NJ, works with numerous businesses in the area and is known for our fast payouts. The following items are some of the most common unwanted items we pay for from businesses:

• Obsolete Equipment
• Surplus Metals
• Insulating Copper Wiring

When you are ready to scrap your metal for cash, give us a call at (973) 347-4545. You can count on us to recycle your unwanted items. We look forward to hearing from you and welcome your questions, comments, and concerns.