5 Car Parts That Can Be Recycled

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Vehicle owners are aware that they must perform routine maintenance; but, they may not be aware that many of the parts that need to be replaced can actually be recycled. 1-800-Charity Cars wants you to know that your vehicles are comprised of many valuable car parts that can be recycled over and over again.

We believe that people would be willing to recycle car parts if they knew what parts were recyclable. We put together the following list of five car parts that can be recycled:


If you find yourself needing a new battery, be sure to recycle your old one. Old batteries can be recycled to make new ones. They can be dropped off at any automotive store that sells batteries.


Everyone needs a new set of tires at some point, and your old tires can be recycled. Often, people get new tires, and their old ones still have life left in them. In this case, someone else can still reuse them. When tires are worn out, they can still be recycled and used to make new tires, artificial turf, fuel, brake pedals, floor mats, and many other items. Just take your old tires to a tire retailer or a local recycling facility.


All conventional motor oils can, and should be recycled. All you need to do is take the used oil to your local recycling center. The facility will clean your old oil and then it can be reused. Oil and oil filters are some of the more important car parts that can be recycled.


Oil filters are also recyclable. Just take them to your local filter recycling center and they will drain the oil from the reservoir. Not only can the oil that is drained be recycled; but, the filters are made up of plastic, paper, and steel, which means they can be recycled for a variety of uses.


If your vehicle’s window or windshield is replaced, you should recycle the glass. It can actually be recycled over and over again. Recycling one ton of glass can help save 10 gallons of oil. It can be reused in many ways, such as: making tile floors, counter tops, glasses, and much more.

We hope that you will take this list of car parts that can be recycled and take advantage of the resources available. By doing so, you will be helping to preserve our planet and sustain the automotive industry at the same time. If you’re interested in recycling your entire vehicle, you can help make a positive effect in the life of a struggling family in need of reliable transportation by donating to 1-800-Charity Cars. Be sure to read our article if you are interested in learning about other things you can recycle for charity.

We have live operators available to assist you. Contact us at 1-800-242-7489 and schedule a free pick up of your vehicle. We also have a convenient online donation form, free towing nationwide, and we take all vehicles, running or not. If you do not have a vehicle to donate, you can still help change the lives of struggling families by making a monetary donation; just visit www.800charitycars.org and make a donation through paypal or justgive.