How Salvage Yards Help Reduce Environmental Impact From Recycling Auto Parts From Junk Cars
The impact cars and trucks have on the environment can go far beyond the trendy headlines of carbon emissions from running vehicles, and that is why we are dedicating this NEATR blog post to letting our readers know junkyards role in reducing the environmental impact that used car parts can have on the environment.
It’s best to start with how and why we usually take in vehicles to be parted out because many times this is where we began reducing the impact that particular vehicle is having on the environment.
Whether it is a car being sold to us through our cash for cars program, a donation, or a salvage request from a professional agency, our first step is to inspect the vehicles for damages and remove any fluids from systems that may be leaking. When a car is making it to our lot, chances are it’s a wreck or a repair worth more than the vehicle itself.
Providing clean auto parts to our customers not only allows us to set a standard of cleanliness for auto parts, it also allows us to remove fluid residues from parts that could otherwise be done in a more irresponsible way by a DIY customer with no knowledge of the economic impact cleaning a used auto part in their backyard can cause.
The car repair industry is a huge industry and limiting the need to make new auto parts for vehicles reduces both carbon and reliance on natural resources. Used OEM auto parts are also guaranteed to fit, and better fitting parts improve the overall quality and lifespan of the auto part itself.
Finally, we make sure that every usable auto part is salvaged, and then we can dismantle the car and/or send it off for recycling into new metal. Being able to recycle the metal still reduces the need for natural resources, even with the carbon neutral output of recycling versus making new steel.
In addition to these strict standards that New England Auto and Truck Recyclers of Winchendon, MA has, there are also a number of federal, state, and local regulations we must adhere to.
Here is the link to some of the standards that Massachusetts has for recyclers in the Massachusetts area.
We take great precautions in protecting the environment and meeting and/or exceeding all the environmental standards set forth by both federal and state agencies. Recycling is what we do and we take great pride in knowing that it helps save the environment from unnecessary waste and use of natural resources consumed by the production of new auto parts.
Sometimes when people see a salvage yard they see a big pile of waste, but as anyone in the automotive industry knows that just isn’t true. That’s why we wanted to take the time and write a blog post on the benefits that recycling and salvage yards provide environmentally to a community.
We understand that junk cars may be visibly unappealing, and that’s why our slogan NEATR means more than just our name. We do our best to keep our yard neat and clean, secure, organized, and more appealing to the eye than the average junkyard.
Thanks again for taking the time to read, and hurry over to the website to see our entire inventory of used auto parts.