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Ecological Benefits of Auto Recycling and Salvage Yards

Around 15 million cars die every year in the U.S. When the cost of repairs exceeds the value of the vehicle, it is considered a "constructive total loss." At this point, it is better to simply recycle the vehicle to a junk yard and put that money towards a new one.

Luckily for planet Earth, 75% of car material is recyclable, saving energy and natural recourses. Automobiles happen to be the most recycled consumer product in the world. Every year over 14 million tons of steel is recycled, that’s about 13 million whole cars. The energy saved by auto recycling is enough to power almost 18 million households for a year. Steel is the primary material used to construct any car and has several eco-friendly advantages.

Benefits of Auto Recycling Because of Steel

  • Nearly 70 million tons of steel in the U.S. alone were processed in 2006, making it the most recycled material in the world.

  • Steel is one of the few materials that can be recycled over and over again without losing its original quality or strength.

  • Recycled steel reduces the need for new iron ore to be mined, protecting the environment from the side effects of mining.

  • Because recycling metal uses about 74 percent less energy than making new steel, the recycling of these vehicles saves an estimated 85 million barrels of oil annually that would have been used in the manufacturing of new or replacement parts.

How Salvage Yards Help

Salvage yards, like Orthodox Auto Company's, are the number one reason broken down cars are not left on the side of the road or in empty lots. Selling your no longer functional car to Orthodox Auto Company one way you can help the environment while earning cash in the process. We are home to one of Philadelphia's largest salvage yards; with thousands of salvage vehicles on our property, we have become one of the most popular auto recycling businesses in the area.

Our salvage yards aren't only a place where people can sell their broken-down cars, they are also a great place to find used car parts in Philadelphia. With over seven acres of junkyard, Orthodox Auto Company has an ever-growing number of used car parts for sale. Some are inventoried, some are there for our customers to pick and pull themselves, but all are cheap, high-quality alternatives to buying new car parts.

Our Philadelphia salvage yards are stacked with cars sold to us by insurance companies, car dealerships, and private owners. In order to continue expanding our eco-friendly salvage vehicle, we buy junk cars or running cars and pay you on the spot, with no hassles or questions asked. Contact Orthodox Auto Company at 215- 332-3500 for more information about the services we provide.


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