6 Automotive Parts You Can Easily Recycle

Scrap Metal

Any metal part from your vehicle is fundamentally recyclable. In certain cases some parts may even fit within the guidelines of your curbside recycling program. Some statewide guidelines require the object weigh less than 336 pounds, fit in the bin with the lid completely closed, and not contain any fluids (oil, antifreeze, etc). This leaves open the possibility for such various damaged/worn metal scrap as headlight bezels, side mirrors, door handles, etc. This however usually does not include mufflers, catalytic converters, brake shoes, and spark plugs. Larger pieces of scrap metal (steel wheels, doors, fenders, radiators, etc.) can also be brought to your local salvage/wreckage yard, occasionally for a small cash reward.