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Our planet is changing. We must change too. Most of us are making those changes. Let us make more of an effort this year and help Mother Nature. You must have read so many articles about keeping our plant from harms way. Not all of us subscribe to the plan. We are focused on the here and now. Who cares what happens when I’m gone. A bit like Ebenezer Scrooge style of thinking.

Bah Humbug!

What would Charles Dickens write about if he lived today? I wonder. Would Scrooge hide his money in a stone pillar, a wall safe? How different is it today? Scrooge in his enlightenment, would start a solar factory or recycle plant. A new 12 million dollar recycling plant is being built in Montreal to be completed in 2012. The location is near the St.Lawrence River. Lots of processed scrap metal to be sent to other countries by ship. Scrapping ships too I would imagine. I hope we all have those three spirits visit us and see the good past, where we may have strayed in life and how we can improve on life. Here’s wishing you a good holidays season with hopes for a greener world to come.


Alternate fuel

Recycle used vegetable /corn oil

We’re currently suspended between two ages: a time dependent on fossil fuels and a future dominated by renewable energy sources. Yet not everyone is sold on this vision.

Move Over Corn: Sugarcane Rising Up in the Biofuel World, and Why Hemp Shouldn’t Be Far Behind

Sugarcane, seen as the most successful alternative fuel so far, is fueling Brazil’s widely-praised biofuel industry, and is far more efficient than corn. But hemp, which is said to be way more efficient than either one, is illegal to cultivate in most places with growing biofuel economies.
Biodiesel Fuel: And not only does it burn cleaner, but because biodiesel can be made from food wastes like used vegetable oils, it’s a great way to divert waste from the landfill. A study in Minnesota found that soy-based biodiesel not only brought a 93 percent return on the energy investment used in production, but also reduced emissions from conventional diesel fuel by 41 percent, compared with a 12 percent reduction from ethanol. But if you want to put biodiesel into your own vehicle, be sure to purchase one that meets industry standards–they do exist and if you ignore them, you can ruin your engine.
These figures sound nice. What happens when we start to deplete our fields from cane sugar or any other natural resource? Problems again. I don’t think you can grow enough corn or sugar cane to power our planet. Does history really repeat itself? Remember the rise and fall of the Roman Empire? Only this time, think large scale. The Rise and Fall of the Global Village. May this slippery slope of the Industrial Age be a gentler one.

Yes, Mississauga’s “SCRAP MAN” is in Town. He loves Mississauga so much, he’s going staying. There’s lots of Scrap cars for Mr. Scrap MAN to bring to the scrapyard for recycling. Tires are recycled. Batteries. Before your vehicle goes to the recycling plant. Patrick, Mississauga’s own “Scrap Man” makes sure all hazardous material is removed. All our mercury switches are removed and sent to Ontario’s Disposal plant
There’s a lot of work that goes into saving the environment and preparing cars to be recycled.

CALLING All  "Scrap Cars"

CALLING All "Scrap Cars" in Mississauga

Our Car Salvage Scrapping Process Includes:

▪ The Wheels are Removed and separated From the tire
▪ Lead Acid Batteries are Removed
▪ Air Bags and Seat Belt Pre-Tensioners are Removed
▪ Hazardous Mercury Containing Switches are Removed from the vehicle
▪ Engine Oil and Transmission Fluid are Drained
▪ Engine Coolant Drained
▪ Power Assisted Steering Fluid Drained
▪ Petrol and Diesel gas is Drained from The Fuel Tank
▪ Brake Fluid is Drained From The Reservoir /Pipes
▪ Refrigerant are Removed From The Air Conditioning System
▪ Windscreen Washer Fluid are Removed

Tsunami Destruction in Japan

The last count was 300,000 scrap cars left in the ruins of the largest natural catastrophe that hit the shores of Japan for hundreds of years. Who knows how many cars were lost to the depths of the ocean. The devastation was horrible as I watched the satellite footage. Last week I watched a documentary about ocean volcanoes. I was reminded of Japan’s wave of destruction. The cameras caught the actively of these ocean volcanoes continually spewing towers of smoke as they churned the waters of the Atlantic ocean near Iceland. I have never seen anything like it. Japan has been known for its vulnerability for some time. This did not discourage growth in population and industry. The rebuilding of Japan is under way. These scrap cars will be used to erect new buildings. Steel reinforcing concrete. Did you know 97% of scrap cars are recycled? There’s the silver lining. I was amazed as I saw pictures of vehicles stacked on top of each other, waiting to be fabricated into something productive again. Japan will rise again like the phoenix.

Scrap Metals

Scrap Metals

Future predictions sometimes shape our actions. All scrap metal price predictions are determined by analysts that factor in natural events or man made events. China and Japan will not demand as much scrap metal in the next few months. There will be a slight rise in Sepember and October in 2011. My source has been very acurate in teh past and Iwould like to share that with you.
US Ecomony
As foreclsoures and unemployment is istill a concern in the US. They are predicting a rise in scrap prices. Its hard to beleive as their dollar is shrinking. For the moment they are contending with internat shifting.
As we look at the global market, China is at a low demand. Japan is recovering from its horrific disaster. All production will slow during this recovery period.
Scrap metal and other commodities will continue to rise during 2011 due to scarcity in mining and the increased cost of mining raw materials.

Car Scrapper

Recycle, reduce Reuse

Prices are on the rise
Overall, metal scrap markets have been up lately, and you should be getting a lot more money for many scrap materials. A surprising number of metal scrap sellers are not aware of this yet, mainly because they have no automatic way of knowing. They relay mostly on the word of their scrap dealers. Scrap steel prices, for example, have risen almost 40% in the last 6 months; scrap corrugated containers (OCC) prices have moved up more than 50%, over the same period.

JunkYard have compiled the scrap metal prices, both ferrous non ferrous and other plastic and rubber scrap prices from various sources to provide you a basic knowledge on the selling prices. The rates for scrap depends on the quality, quantity and availability of material.

Call Patric at 647-504-4869 or go to my website at We will look after you and your car disposal needs.

We get some interesting stories here at Car Scrapper. One day, we had a call to pick up a Honda. Our drivers always check the glove compartment when they are cleaning out the car. We found a marriage certificate and divorce papers…not in the same car! Our days are routine most of the time. We do get lots of pennies left in the car. Copper gets recycled too.

There was one day that I do remember. I had hooked up a really old BMW. When I arrived at the scrap yard, I heard some kind of strange noise. I unhooked the car. I looked around, under the car. And, nothing. The noise had stopped. Must have been something banging around. Maybe a pipe or the muffler. The next morning, I took out the battery and mercury switch. When I was draining the fluids, I heard a some sounds from inside the car. I opened the door on the passengers side and looked around. Everything was in order. Checked the back seat. I stretched my neck to get a closer look. It was dark inside the car. Those Mustangs don’t have much of a back seat. Although, I thought did see something on the floor of the car. Maybe a jacket or some rags. It looked like a animal or something. Its a cat! It was a cat and kittens! Looks like four kittens. What do you know! I called the owner of the car, to see if they owned the cat or knew who’s cat it was. They were happy and relieved to hear from me. Their cat Skippy was MIA. She must have slipped in without anyone noticing. Three of us manged to get the kittens and cat in a pet bed and transport them back to safety. I now own a kitten called Beamer.