Most people don’t know this, but recycling isn’t something that you only have to do to bottles and plastics. All sorts of other things get recycled as well. The one that we will be focusing on in this article is automobiles. The automotive recycling industry is huge, and the amount of steel that comes out of it is large enough to make tens of millions more cars. So we can all agree that recycling vehicles make plenty of sense and we should all do it given the chance. However, there are mistakes that you can make. Here they are:
If you want to dispose of a vehicle the proper way, by professionals who know what they are doing, you need to be able to prove that you own the thing. If there was no law to make sure this rule is followed, people would be able to steal cars and sell them to recyclers, making cash and getting away with it, all the time. So don’t lose those ownership documents, whatever you do. You need them, and so does your community.
After signing the vehicle over to a new owner, the law won’t recognize you as the owner anymore. So if you don’t have the money for the car at that stage, the buyer doesn’t have to actually pay you for it. They now own the vehicle in the law’s eyes. If the person buying the vehicle off you doesn’t give you a great reason for why they want to pay you later, don’t go along with it. You need to be paid on the spot.
In the case that your vehicle is still running just fine, it won’t be any big deal to drive it to the new owner’s place, providing that they don’t live too far away. Although it would be preferable for the owner to do this seeing as it is their responsibility now that they own the thing. But if the vehicle in question is actually not in working condition at all, don’t you dare pay to have it towed to the owner’s property. This would be a giant mistake of mythical proportions. The car isn’t yours, if the new owner wants it at their place, they will have to shell out the dollars in order to make it happen.
Does your car still run? If it is, and you still want to have it recycled, you may be wisely advised to think about selling it privately instead. You will make more money that way. Sure, it will require more effort. But you will get more money.
If your car isn’t running, and it has now been relegated to the driveway because you are procrastinating taking any action, think about having it recycled with auto wreckers. It will be good for everyone. Not just the environment.