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What Type Of Materials Are Prohibited From Scrapyards?

Sending junk metal or old cars to the scrapyard is soon catching up. Car removal for cash is an easy and quick way to earn the big bucks. Even car dealers are unable to quote a good price as compared to scrap metal merchants. Here, at Metal Force Recycling, we offer cash of up to $9,000 for unwanted car removal. You get paid on the same day as your car is removed.

We offer the best deals regardless of the working condition of your car. It doesn’t even have to be operative. We can quote a price depending on the extent of damage to your vehicle over the years. All we need is 30 minutes of your time where we ask a few questions. Once we get all the details from you, we’ll share a competitive price.

Enough of us now! What we are here to discuss is that while we are ready to take your car regardless of its make, condition, damage, etc. There is one thing we can’t take back – hazardous scrap. In today’s post, we are here to show you the types of scrap that is dangerous.

We’ll return hazardous scrap metal

If you are looking for a junk car removal service then we are your best bet. However, there are a few conditions that we have to consider before accepting any old item. So, here’s a list of substances and goods that we prohibit during scrap collection and drop-off. These goods are harmful to the safety of our staff, the property, and the environment.

  • Radioactive materials
  • Hazardous materials
  • Flammable liquids
  • Corrosive liquids
  • Pressure vessels
  • Liquid waste
  • Green waste
  • Gas bottles
  • Explosives
  • Concrete
  • Biowaste
  • Asbestos
  • Poisons
  • Timber
  • Soils

The material deemed as prohibitive or harmful will either be removed or returned to you.

Why are all kinds of materials not accepted at scrapyards?

Several old car removal services are wary of hazardous materials. Fire accidents that happen at scrapyard can be seen miles away. The substances present in the scraps obtained are unknown. Some substances are already reacting with the air to become toxic enough for those around. We have a duty towards our working staff to protect and serve their interests as well. Therefore, the above 15 types of hazardous substances are assessed as we deal with any scrap car removal.

Be it an engine or the tyres from the unwanted car removal process, highly flammable substances are dangerous. This is why we have the most professional and highly trained staff on-ground. They ensure that any flammable substance or toxic material is properly treated or disposed of in an eco-friendly manner.

For instance, lithium-ion batteries are found in cars, phones, laptops. Combustion can take place if a cell short circuits, creating flammable accidents.

We ensure that our staff works in a safe environment as this is our top priority. Everyone who works on the site is at the minimum equipped with gloves, safety goggles, and hats, among other personal safety equipment.