More than 80% of a car can be recycled.
Recycling 13 million automobiles in a year recovers 14 million tons of recycled steel, saving enough energy to power 18 million households for one year.
The steel industry uses 74% less energy by recycling steel instead of producing new steel. That's equivalent to annually saving about 85 million barrels of oil.
2 million gallons of water can be contaminated with just 1 gallon of motor oil. Each year, the automotive recycling industry ensures an estimated 24 million gallons of motor oil is reused and not wasted.
Recycling your vehicle can lead to a 76% reduction in water pollution and 86% reduction in air pollution.
A California study estimates that cars 13 years old and older accounted for 25 percent of miles driven but 75 percent of all pollution from cars.
Every ton of new steel made from scrap steel conserves: 2,500 lbs. of iron ore, 1,400 lbs. of coal, 120 lbs. of limestone.
Recycling your old car helps transform old steel into new steel for thousands of other uses!