Learn the process
Catalytic converter recycling is the process of harvesting valuable metals from used catalytic converters, which are components in a vehicle's exhaust system that help reduce emissions. The process typically involves removing the catalytic converter from the vehicle, breaking it down into its component parts, and extracting valuable metals such as platinum, palladium, and rhodium. These metals can then be melted down and re-used in the production of new catalytic converters or in other industries. The goal of catalytic converter recycling is to reduce waste, conserve resources, and promote sustainability.
Collection: Catalytic converters are collected from end-of-life vehicles or from scrap yards. They are then transported to a recycling facility.
Disassembly: The catalytic converters are disassembled to remove the ceramic substrate, which contains the valuable metals.
Metal extraction: The ceramic substrate is then processed to extract the valuable metals, such as platinum, palladium, and rhodium. These metals are melted down and re-used in the production of new catalytic converters or in other industries. The remaining ceramic material is disposed of safely to reduce the impact on the environment.
new law in place to combat converter theft
-valid form of ID. (Driver's License, U.S. Passport / U.S. Passport Card, or State Issued ID)
-Proof of ownership for each catalytic converter SOLD.
(MUST FIT DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE REMOVED FROM. IF TITLE DOES NOT MATCH CONVERTERS, MATERIAL WILL NOT BE PURCHASED)
(REGISTRATION OFF OF WINDOW WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. MUST HAVE PREVIOUS OWNERS NAME ON REGISTRATION)
(MUST HAVE AUCTION INFORMATION ALONG WITH VEHICLE INFORMATION)
(PICTURE OR COPY OF THE FORM FILLED OUT WHEN SCRAPING VEHICLE AT THE JUNKYARD. MUST HAVE FACILITY INFORMATION ALONG WITH VEHICLE INFO)
(ALL INVOICES MUST HAVE THE BUSINESS LETTER HEAD, FACILITY NUMBER, VEHICLE INFORMATION, AND DESCRIPTION OF WORK DONE)
Upon arrival at the recycling center, catalytic converters undergo a thorough evaluation. Experts inspect their condition, type, and value. Not all converters are created equal...
The prices of catalytic converters are subject to fluctuations driven by various factors that impact the supply and demand dynamics of these essential emission-reducing devices...
Catalytic converters house substantial amounts of precious metals, making them highly valuable for recycling. Platinum, palladium, and rhodium are finite resources that require extensive mining...
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