Scrap Metal Recycling


Schedule Online

Sell Your Scrap Metal Today
How to Prepare Your Car or Truck for Scrapping

How to Prepare Your Car or Truck for Scrapping

When getting rid of old cars and trucks, there are many ways to dispose of them. When the time has come when you don't want the car anymore, deciding what to do with it is the first step. The second step is to determine who to call to get rid of it legally. The final step is disposing of your vehicle, which, contrary to popular belief, is more complex than driving it to a scrapyard down the street. M&M Recycling can work with you to prepare your car or truck for scrap metal recycling. Other options include selling your vehicle, selling it for parts, or donating. Determine which is best for your circumstances.

Prepare All Paperwork

You will need to gather all of the paperwork related to your vehicle before taking it to a scrap metal company. This includes your title, registration, and insurance information. You may also need to bring proof of ownership for any aftermarket equipment installed on your vehicle, such as a stereo or air conditioning unit. If you do not have all of these items, contact the DMV or local police department for assistance in locating them.

Remove License Plates

The first thing you should do before recycling your car is to remove any license plates. This can be done by removing the screws that hold the plate in place or simply cutting them off. Keep in mind that most states require you to return the plates.

Remove All Personal Items

The first thing you'll want to do is remove all personal items from your car or truck. This includes CDs, DVDs, cell phones, chargers, and any paperwork in your car's glove box or trunk. If you sell these personal items separately from the vehicle, now would be a good time to do so. The less clutter in your car when it's scrapped, the better price you'll get for it. Don’t forget things like floor mats if they are in good condition and can be used for your replacement vehicle. Check all door pockets, seat pockets, compartments, etc.

Make Arrangements With M&M Recycling

Before bringing your vehicle to M&M Recycling, make sure that you have made arrangements with them ahead of time. This way, they can schedule your appointment so they can be prepared with all of their equipment when you arrive at their facility. You may also want to call ahead of time so that they can confirm whether or not they are accepting vehicles from certain municipalities or states at this time. This will help ensure that everything goes smoothly when you arrive at the facility with your vehicle for scrapping.

If you need your vehicle picked up and transported to M&M Recycling, be prepared to pay a transport fee.

Benefits of Using Your Vehicle For Scrap

There are several benefits to using your vehicle for scrap. Using it for scrap, you can get rid of your old junk car and make a little money. You also get to help the environment by recycling.

Recycle 100 percent of the steel. Recycling 100 percent of this material reduces dependence on foreign sources for raw materials needed to make new steel products.

Copper and insulated wires are recyclable. Copper wire is a valuable commodity because it conducts electricity well and resists corrosion compared to other materials used for electrical wiring (such as aluminum). Insulated wires are made by coating copper wire with plastic insulation.

The battery is recyclable. The best way to do this is to take the battery out of the car and bring it to any auto parts store that will accept them for recycling. You should also ensure that your battery isn't leaking acid or otherwise damaged before taking it out of the car.

The core of the radiator is recyclable. The radiator's core is recyclable, but the radiator itself cannot be recycled.

The metals within the catalytic converter are recyclable. The metals within the catalytic converter are recyclable, so you can sell them when you have to scrap your car or truck.

Many add-on parts can be recycled. Seat belts, airbags, tires, aluminum wheels, and more.

M&M Recycling

Knowing what to do with an old vehicle can take time and effort. Many resources are available, but many people still have questions or may need clarification on the best way to dispose of their car or truck. That's why M&M Recycling strives to provide our customers with all the information they need to have an easy and stress-free experience. And that's why we're providing this guide to help you with your own vehicle disposal process.