“Recycling” isn’t just a buzz word and it isn’t just for junk mail. There are actually three parts to recycling, and at Western Auto Wrecking — Utah’s premier auto recyclers — we do them all: Reduce, re-use and recycle (and all with the help of our neighbors). With reduction, we’re proud to say that by offering the widest selection of used parts in Salt Lake City, Utah via paying cash for unwanted vehicles which otherwise would be trashed, we’re doing our part to reduce the number of parts manufactured—which in turn helps reduce some of the most severe of emissions that come from manufacturing these parts. Creating new parts is very taxing on the environment, and reducing this process wherever possible (such as providing a place for mechanics to get parts gently used) helps lighten everyone’s carbon footprint.
However, re-using is where we really shine. As your premier used auto parts supplier in the region, that’s all we do. Whenever an item is re-used or re-purposed, such as when nearby residents get paid for having us remove their clunkers for cash, it gains an entirely new life without the expenses and eco-impact of creating a new product. There are thousands of auto parts which are like new—why pay double or triple the price for virtually the same thing? Plus, many of the most expensive auto parts are designed to last for years, so take advantage of someone else’s vehicle which has served it’s (first) purpose.
Salt Lake City Auto Recycling
Finally, there’s actually recycling of automobiles and parts. If you have a vehicle you can no longer use but it’s unfit to sell, we’ll “recycle” it for you and give you cash to boot. Call our team, and we’ll inspect your vehicle and seal the deal. Whether your vehicle has been totaled or is more rust than car, we’ll be happy to take it in. In return, you get top dollar.
Our pros will discern which parts can still serve other car owners. We clean, test, store and include them in our inventory. However, sometimes parts really are on their last leg, or there’s only a skeleton of a vehicle left after all the parts have been bought. When that’s the case, we responsibly recycle everything possible in a sustainable fashion. It’s been our mission ever since to reduce the metal waste headed for the landfills, so we minimize the impact on the environment and re-purpose whenever we can.
In some instances, car parts can be recycled into completely new things and take on a brand new life. For example, some artists make pieces of art from car steel. Others make wallets and other useful items from a variety of parts. The possibilities are endless.
We partner with a local recycling company to ensure that every disposal, whether it’s a car or our office materials, is as clean and earth-friendly as possible. Even though we’ve built a name as auto recyclers in Utah, it’s not just auto recycling that’s a top priority for us, but recycling in general.
Taking the Green Way in Auto Recycling
At Western Auto Wrecking, we take going green seriously, which is why everything we do is centered around it. Committed to keeping Salt Lake City, Utah, green for all of us and future generations, it starts with how we run our business. Doing the bare minimum — buying used vehicles and salvaging the parts that can be recycled — won’t do the environment any good. That’s why we set standard, sustainable practices in our auto recycling yard.
The automobiles we buy for our yard, for instance, are chosen to optimize re-usability. Once the car is stripped bare of its recyclable parts, we dispose the unusable parts responsibly, especially oils and coolants, which can pollute our waterways. We’re committed to safe management of chemicals and metals to prevent pollution in our community.
Furthermore, our office procedures reflect a team that cares about how we treat the community and earth we share. The environmental impact is always a big part of the consideration for every move we make.
Take a Look at Our Work
To see for yourself just how green minded we are, visit our wrecking yard and get to know our staff and inventory. You can also give us a call and do your part to reduce, re-use and recycle by letting us take care of the dirty work, haul off your clunker and get left with cash. Take it as a thank you gift for staying green.
It’s amazing just how much of a car can be re-purposed to go on living an entirely new life. In fact, as much as 90% of a vehicle can be recycled, from the glass windows (which can be turned into beads, jewelry, countertops, etc.) to busted tires (which can be used as pavement bases for new roads). For every material that’s recycled and repurposed, we save energy from producing new materials and limit the waste we produce.
Your unwanted vehicle might be someone else’s next collector car (or vice versa). Maybe you thought you were “just” piecing together your childhood dream car or getting cash for a piece of junk. But in reality, by buying from or selling to our auto recyclers in Utah, you might be making a big wave for a sustainable future.
Choose the greener path and sell your unwanted vehicle to us! Get in touch with our team today.