What You Need to Know About Recycling Catalytic Converters

A catalytic converter is one of the most important emission components of any vehicle. It ensures that certain compounds which are found in car exhaust and which pose a health hazard are converted into less harmful compounds. Catalytic converters can be recycled at a Calgary scrap metal recycling facility such as Federal Metals Inc. If you've got one or more lying around, then you should definitely consider bringing them in.

A catalytic converter is one of the most important emission components of any vehicle. It ensures that certain compounds which are found in car exhaust and which pose a health hazard are converted into less harmful compounds. Catalytic converters can be recycled at a Calgary scrap metal recycling facility such as Federal Metals Inc. If you've got one or more lying around, then you should definitely consider bringing them in.


Why Recycle Catalytic Converters?

The main reason why people recycle catalytic converters is because they are valuable and will therefore fetch a nice price. Catalytic converters are made up of numerous precious and valuable metals, such as palladium, rhodium, platinum, and gold. These metals help to catalyze the reactions needed to convert harmful exhaust compounds. They are also high in demand but not overly high in supply, and are therefore among the most valuable metals to recycle.

Bringing catalytic converters in to a Calgary scrap metal recycling facility can also have a positive impact on the environment. Allowing the precious metals inside of a catalytic converter to be recycled and used again reduces the need for destructive and greenhouse gas-emitting mining operations.

Preparing Catalytic Converters for Scrap Metal Recycling in Calgary

It is important to properly prepare catalytic converters for recycling, or you risk losing out on their full value. Thankfully, prepping a catalytic converter is easy. The most important thing you need to know is not to take the mesh-like, honeycomb structure out from the shell of the converter. This structure is responsible for filtering out the exhaust fumes created by a vehicle, and is therefore where all of the valuable precious metals can be found.

However, only the shell can identify what make and model of vehicle the honeycomb came from, and therefore exactly which combination of metals it is made of. Price can vary depending on the type of honeycomb, even though they all look the same. You don't want to be paid less than your converter is actually worth because your scrap yard cannot identify what vehicle your honeycomb is from.

While you want to leave the shell on catalytic converters, there's no need to haul them off to the metal recycling facility with the exhaust pipes still attached. You can remove the pipes from both ends by cutting as close to the shell as possible. Bringing in a cleaner converter means less work for your scrap yard and a higher price for you.

Where to Recycle Catalytic Converters in Calgary

Federal Metals Inc. is happy to accept catalytic converters at our conveniently located scrap metal and copper recycling facility in Calgary. You can easily find us on 94 Ave SE from 52 St SE. Trusted Calgary metal recyclers and suppliers since 1950, Federal Metals Inc. buys, recycles, and sells a variety of scrap metals.

We offer fair scrap metal prices in Calgary for catalytic converters, so don't wait to bring your catalytic converter to the Federal Metals Inc. scrap metal recycling facility today.

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