the disposal process

Is your vehicle ready for disposal?

  • Is your vehicle over 10 years old?
  • Will your vehicle need costly repairs exceeding the value of the vehicle?
  • Is your vehicle disabled?
  • Will your vehicle not pass smog/emission standards?
  • Does your vehicle pass mechanical safety standards?
  • Has your vehicle been parked 6 months or more unused?
  • Have you recently purchased a new vehicle?
  • Is your vehicle violating local by-laws?
  • Don’t want to go through the hassles and time needed to sell it privately?
  • Will no one buy your vehicle?

If you’ve answered YES to 2 or more of the above questions, we may be able to help you!

We pay up to $1000 - CASH on the spot.

What Happens to your Vehicle?

Once your vehicle is towed to one of our province-wide facilities, it is placed on a hoist where the following is removed from the vehicle:

  • Battery
  • Tires
  • Coolant/Anti-Freeze
  • Engine Oil
  • Transmission Oil
  • Fuel (gas, diesel, propane)
  • Mercury switches (where applicable)
  • Brake Fluids

The vehicle is now prepared for compacting/transporting having the hazardous fluids removed.

  • Batteries are recycled for lead content and plastics - * acids are neutralized and properly disposed of.
  • Tires are dismounted from the wheels and are recycled to make various recycled products like asphalt, other tires, floor mats, etc.
  • Coolant is typically filtered and reused in engines.
  • Engine and Transmission oils are filtered and reused in various applications like clean burning furnaces.
  • Fuels are removed and safely contained.
  • Mercury switches are removed and sent to proper storage .

After the vehicle is prepared, bundles of compacted vehicles are typically shipped off to large metal processing plants where they are shredded.

Around 76%of the average vehicle, by weight is made up of metal. A majority of this is sheet metal. The overall metal content, however, has declined in the past few decades due to the introduction of non-ferrous metals and plastics incorporated into vehicle design. Of metals used presently in vehicles, approximately 98% is recycled and recovered by shredding operations which is then developed by the steel industry and smelting facilities.

Other materials commonly found in vehicles (plastic, lead, aluminum, copper etc) are typically separated and recycled for a variety of uses.

Using OUR process roughly only 2% of a vehicle’s total materials are sent to landfills.