Posts Tagged ‘scrap yard’

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.

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.
GLOBAL Market
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.

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.