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Old 02-16-2010, 07:10 PM   #1
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Well my car'* pretty much ready to go. I've replaced a bunch of parts this past week, so I have some old ones to get rid of. I usually would just put them in the trash, but I was wondering what all you guys do with your old junk parts. Is there a place that takes them back to recycle (...like used oil) or do you just throw 'em out?
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Repair shops and part stores take used oil. Metal parts go to the scrap yard, rest thrown out. Thats what i do with them.
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If the stuff is still good, it goes on my shelf and used if a car comes in and needs it.
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at work we have a giant bin that we throw all metal into. If you have a local recycling program you could contact them and see if they would take it, what parts are you getting rid of any way?
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Depending on how much you have , finding a metal recycling center is the best bet for metal, aluminum is worth a decent amount of cash, cast irons and steels are less but still worth the time to prep them.
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what parts are you getting rid of any way?
A filler neck, brake pads, old spark plugs, wiper blades, a lug nut and stud that I had to break off, spark plug wires, hoses. And a bunch of old broken parts that my dad has collected in the garage over the years (a dead water pump, some old exhaust pipes, etc). It'* mostly just small junk.
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I've got a dead blower motor still kicking around here. I hear people sometimes need the wheel, but the motor itself is dead. I'm waiting for my next junkyard run to casually drop it off.
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