Top 7 Reasons to Recycle Your Junk Car

by: Herman Drost

Got a junk car sitting on your property?

Is it taking up valuable real estate?

Has it become an eyesore for your neighbors?

Have you been procrastinating its removal?

Now may be a good time to get that junk car removed
and recycled.

Top 7 Reasons to Recycle Your Junk Car

1. Donate to charity

Your car donation can make a huge difference in someone's
life. There are so many charities to choose from and they
will be more than happy to receive your donation.

2. Tax deduction

The IRS allows you, the taxpayer, to claim a tax deduction
of the value of your vehicle up to $500. Instead of letting
that junk car rust away, donate that tax deduction to your
favorite charity.

For additional information, the IRS provides a Donor's
Guide to Car Donations which sets forth the manner in which
the IRS requires you to determine the value of your donated
property.

Here is a link to IRS Publication 4303:
http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-tege/pub4303.pdf - A Donor's
Guide to Car Donations. You will need Adobe Reader to view
this file - Here is the link to download the free Reader:
http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html

3. No hassles

Removal of your junk car is hassle free because there are
no towing costs and the paper work is all taken care of.

4. Used for auto parts

Many people can't afford to purchase new parts for their
vehicles. The junk car sitting in your yard would make used
car parts available.

5. No towing costs

A junk car owner doesn't have to deal with towing costs or
paperwork.

6. Recycle as scrap metal

Scrap metal is divided into two types: ferrous and
nonferrous. Ferrous scrap is scrap iron and steel. The
majority of your junk car can be used for scrap metal.
Scrap metals can be used in their original form for
construction. Alternatively they can be melted down to
create new metals. Recycling scrap metals contributes to a
significant saving in greenhouse gas emissions in
comparison to mining and processing the metal from raw
materials.

7. Hazardous fluids and parts removed

All your hazardous fluids such as oil, gas, antifreeze and
brake fluid can be disposed of in an
environmentally-friendly manner. Environmentally hazardous
parts like switches with mercury are safely removed.

Conclusion

Most people don't realize their junk car is another
person's treasure. After reading these top 7 reasons to
recycle your car you'll want to stop procrastinating and
have it removed.