Posts Tagged ‘Scrap cars’

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.

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.

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.

Tupperware ~ the first  RECYCLE!

Recycle Car BatteriesRecycling started many years ago. People have been recycling since they made their first paint can.  That’s  how Tupperware started.  Families used old paint cans to store items.  Mr. Tupper used this paint can as a model for  their first plastic storage container “with a lid”.  The lid even looks similar to the paint cans.  Recycling with a twist.  Pioneers recycled old clothes and made quilts.  It’s recycling not in the sense we think of it today. Today, used items are pulverized and added to manufacturing new items. Aluminum shelves are made from recycled  aluminum pop cans.  As the years progress,  newer products are being made.  For example, did you know that most of your tires are made of oil?  These used tires are  shredded into tire “crumb”  for new roads.  The rubber is mixed with other substances to build the road.  These roads last longer than the traditional roads.

SCRAP CARS

Scrap cars have been  around since the first cars were made. Cars were crushed and melted down. Metal extraction systems remove only the raw metal.  High heat is the last step to melt the steel into bars.  The bars are sold and become part of new buildings and even new cars.

CAR BATTERIES

Interestingly  enough,  car batteries are partially reused for  new “car” batteries.  With so many cars in the world, scrap cars have become a large viable  industry. 97 % of car batteries and all the metals from the vehicles are recycled.

Who should you contact when you need to scrap your vehicle?

CarScrapper  is located in the GTA area, including Mississauga, Brampton and Toronto, Ontario.  A reliable, professional scrap car removal service. When you are ready to have your vehicle removed to be recycled, you can count on our team at Ontario’s  CarScrapper: 647-504-4869 (or 647-272-0117) open 24 hours.