Almost every part of your vehicle can be recycled. For that reason, cash for cars is becoming a growing industry. Most vehicles can have upwards of 90 percent of their parts recycled. Everything from a vehicle’s tires, radiator, and transmission to its filters, hoses, and mats can be recycled and kept out of landfills.

Creating the components for new cars can be costly and inefficient, so anything that you can do to recycle your old vehicle will help to prevent waste and help the environment. The good news is that of the more than 200 million old tires that are created as cars reach obsolescence, four-fifths of the material that went into those tires can be responsibly recycled. The recycled tires, surprisingly don’t always go towards new tires but rather stuff like the pavement base for new highways and roads.

The batteries, steel, and iron of your vehicle can also be recycled and kept out of landfills. That’s a huge advantage in the case of old car batteries because those can contain toxic heavy metals which could threaten to leech in to surrounding soil and freshwater supplies.

Some people think that the glass in their vehicles can’t be recycled like the steel and iron. Ironically glass can be used for a number efficient uses such as tiling, beads, counter tops and jewelry.

Cash for cars services are becoming more and more popular because the materials from your vehicle can go towards so many different useful things, while protecting the environment at the same time.