CHOOSE A GREEN YARD?
"green" automotive parts meet the performance, safety,
fit and durability standards of original equipment manufacturers
The automotive recycling industry - with $10 billion in (U.S.)
sales annually - plays a necessary and crucial role in the
efficient ecological disposal of end-of-life motor vehicles. Also
referred to as salvage dealers and automotive dismantlers,
automotive recyclers deal strictly in the recycling of motor
vehicles - i.e., end of life automobiles, trucks, buses and
Since the beginning of the automobile,
automotive recyclers have been providing local employment,
consumer service, and environmental conservation within their
communities and worldwide. Automotive recyclers serve
a vital role in preserving natural resources and reducing the
demand for scarce landfill space. Additional energy and resource
conservation is ralized by recycling rebuildable "core"
parts to the automotive parts rebuilding industry. The automotive
recycling industry also supplies approximately 37 percent of all
ferrous scrap to the scrap processing industry.
Educated consumers embrace recycled automotive parts usage
because of the benefits to the environment along with their
substantial consumer savings in reduced repair costs and lower
Recycling vehicles provides enough steel to produce almost 13
million new vehicles and saves an estimated 85 million barrels of
oil per year that would have been used in the manufacturing of
new or replacement parts.
By reusing and not having to produce a replacement, recycled
parts provide a huge benefit to the environment. In fact, a
single recycled engine versus a new engine saves 261 kg of carbon