How the Auto Junkyard Helps the Environment

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How can an auto junkyard be a friend of the environment?

How the Auto Junkyard Helps the Environment

Some people think of an auto junkyard as an eyesore – something to be out of sight and out of mind, but today's auto junkyard is actually a friend of the environment and recycling. Most junk cars that end up in an auto junkyard are either sold at auction or sold for scrap.

In fact, auto junkyards provide steel and many other metals to the building and auto industries, ensuring that the materials from a junked car go on to serve another, vital purpose and helping save essential natural resources, as well.

In addition, the modern auto junkyard is regulated by federal and state laws that contain strict guidelines on the draining and disposal of all fluids from junk cars, so the auto junkyard is no longer a threat to the environment or ground water in the area. When you send your car to an auto junkyard, you're actually giving Mother Nature a break!



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