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Can I Get Money From My Old Catalytic Converter?

CONTACT RRCATS.COM We often hear about catalytic converter theft; these devices contain precious metals like palladium, rhodium, and platinum. The FTC reported that the average catalytic converter has a few hundred dollars worth of these metals. But what happens when your converter has reached the end of its useful life? Can you still get money […]

9 High Value Auto Parts for Scrap Recycling

Most Valuable Scrap Items from a Car  “One man’s trash is another man’s valuable possession.” The old saying is significant with vehicles. You have your old boring car, but someone else is looking for such a car for reasons better known to them. You could be having an old car and thinking of trashing it […]

The Effects Electric Vehicles Will Have on Copper Scrap

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SUBSCRIBE ON YOUTUBE   While it’s hard to tell what the future will bring, some scenarios are a bit easier to predict than others. The electric vehicle revolution is in full force, and auto manufacturers are scrambling to plan how they’ll fit in. One thing is for sure in all this: the EV market will […]

4 Tips for Auto Recycling

Auto recycling has become popular over the past few years because of the ‘Cash for Clunkers’ type programs.  But you can make money from auto recycling from more than trading in your ‘clunker’ for a new car.  You can take your junk car down to your local scrap yard and make an extra $150 – […]

Is Scrapping A Car Worth It When Prices Are Down?

Recently we were talking to a few scrappers through private messages on our Facebook page about scrapping cars. The question was asked, “Are cars worth scrapping when the prices are so cheap?” Well…I guess there are a lot of answers to that question, so let’s go over them. What About When Prices Are High? When […]

Options for Recycling Tires from Scrap Cars

SUBSCRIBE ON YOUTUBE Recycling Tires: What Do You Do Generally, when you scrap cars and piece them out, you’re always going to have leftover tires. Have you ever considered how to rid of tires? Or where do they go after you? Over the years, tires have been something you’ve always had to pay to get […]

How To Scrap Dirty Copper Radiators

Check car radiators to learn if they are brass or aluminum

One of the more common items when scrapping, aluminum copper fin or radiators are popular for taking apart before bringing it to your scrap yard. There are different kinds of radiators from a variety of sources and it’s important to know how to separate them and clean them to get the best price at the scale. […]

Can You Scrap License Plates?

Ever wonder if you can scrap your old license plate for some extra cash? Well you’re in luck, we have some information on how to scrap your license plate and make some money on them. Unlike street signs which are harder to scrap, license plates are your property and can be recycled for scrap earnings. How To Prepare Your […]

How To Handle Lead-Acid Battery Recycling

Lead-Acid Batteries Are Recyclable  And not only are they recyclable, but they have value! Car batteries range from about 30-50 pounds in weight, with many coming in at around 41 pounds. Do some quick math, and you’ll find that the scrap value of lead-acid batteries is around $10. Not a ton of money, but who’s […]

Face It, Your Car Is Ready For Scrap Heaven

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The car recycling industry is a big industry across the world, and can contribute to many different industries that cover both the recycling and salvaging of cars. If you are looking to scrap a car or vehicle there are a few directions you can go in to make some scrap money from it. It really […]

How Scrap Catalytic Converter Prices Are Determined

Learning About Catalytic Converter Pricing Over the years, we have heard many stories about different catalytic converter pricing and how people always feel like they are getting cheated while selling their cats. Well…we hear you and have even been in that boat before; not knowing what something is worth is one of the hardest things […]

2015 Ford F-150 Funded With Scrap Metal

recycling aluminum into new cars

We all want to combat high gas prices but the small hybrids are not exactly a good scrapping or construction vehicle for most people. Enter the pick up truck. It has been dominating the scrapping industry and other labor intensive jobs for decades. Some of the most popular brand and models are Dodge Ram, Chevy […]