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Recycling Cars | Gurley Motor Co | Gallup, NM

More and more, Americans across the nation are seeing the importance of “going green,” especially when it comes to their vehicles, which are one of the number one perpetrators of carbon emissions across the globe.

But, did you know that cars are one of the most recycled consumer products around the world? Here in the United States we have a plethora of vehicle recycling options — in fact, the vehicle recycling industry is the 16th-largest in the country, adding about $25 billion to America’s GDP and employing 100,000 people each year. What’s even better is that a vast majority of car recycling companies are small businesses, averaging about 10 employees each.  

About 80-85% of your average car can be taken apart and reused. Annually, over 25 million tons of materials are recycled from the almost 12 million recycled cars in the US alone. If we weren’t recycling cars at such an impressive rate, 85 million more barrels of oil per year would be getting used to manufacture new or replacement parts.

You can donate your old vehicle to be recycled when it’s reached the end of its natural life. Donating to a non-profit organization is green and it serves a good cause; plus, you can use this as a tax write-off! You can also sell you old car directly to one of those small-business car recyclers.

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Recycling Cars | Gurley Motor Company | Gallup, NM
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