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5 Vehicle Parts That Can Be Recycled

5 Vehicle Parts That Can Be Recycled

Although many people have a general idea about what can or cannot be recycled, they may not be as aware when it comes to electronics. Well, luckily, in this article, we will go over some of the items with motors which you can utilize for scrap metal recycling.

A common question regarding items with motors is whether you should remove the motor. You can remove the motor if you know about this type of device. However, this isn’t a very easy job for many people, and many recycling companies are aware of this. Therefore, you won’t have to remove the motor for many scrap metal companies. Just to make sure, calling the scrap yard before you take your stuff is a good idea.

Kitchen Appliances

The kitchen is one of the most device-containing areas of a house. It hosts a variety of appliances with motors and, therefore, is a great place to start if you are looking for ways to recycle. For example, if used correctly, the garbage disposal will last years. However, you will buy another one and throw the old one away when it completes its lifespan. Well, this doesn’t have to be the case. Since garbage disposals also work with a motor, you can use them for scrap metal recycling when it doesn't work anymore. Small appliances like blenders, ice machines, and griddles also work with motors and can be recycled.


When we mention fans, many people imagine the tools we use for cooling. However, fans are used by various appliances, and all of them can be recycled. Some of them are standing and ceiling fans, computers, hair dryers, leaf blowers, and any device that somehow utilizes air has a fan.


Similar to fans, many household products also use pumps. Some examples can be water pumps, electric pumps, heat pumps, or sump pumps. Most of the pumps of your household appliances can be recycled. Just make sure to call the scrap metal yard beforehand to make sure they are accepted.


Of course, when we think about motors in household appliances, we immediately think of the big ones like dishwashers, dryers, and washers. They are indeed all working with motors and accepted by many scrap yards.

Garage Door Openers

The garage door opener is one of the most important parts of our everyday lives, which also works through a motor. Since they are used very often in a day, they need regular maintenance, and if it’s beyond repair, many people prefer throwing the old one away when replacing it. However, you don’t have to do that because they can also be recycled in a recycling facility.

Atlanta Scrap Metal Recycling Services

At M&M Recycling, we accept various ferrous and non-ferrous items from individuals and businesses. If you have any questions regarding the pricing and the accepted materials, always contact our friendly team. We know that scrap metal recycling is an amazing way to conserve resources while allowing people to make extra income. We try to make this journey as enjoyable and easy as possible. Call us today to learn more and schedule your appointment.