How To Recycle Your Catalytic Converter

Posted on June 2, 2015 By

catA catalytic converter is a required component of the exhaust system of a gasoline engine as required by law. Since 1975 in compliance with EPA regulations regarding auto exhaust, car manufacturers are required to install a catalytic converter as part of the exhaust system. The purpose of a catalytic converter is to reduce the amount of dangerous emissions that are produced by the combustion of fossil fuels by converting them to harmless carbon dioxide and water vapor. This reduces the amount of greenhouse gasses released into the environment.

What many people are not aware of are the catalytic converter recycling facts.  Scrap catalytic converters are worth money. If your catalytic converter should fail, scrap recyclers will pay you money for your old converter. Precious metals including palladium, rhodium, and platinum are contained within the converter and act as the catalyst. Once these metals are extracted, they can be recycled which is a plus for the environment. In order to produce one ounce of platinum, seven to twelve tons of ore must be processed. For this reason alone every recycled catalytic converter counts.

For more information and payment that reflects current market prices for the platinum, palladium and rhodium contained in your converter, contact Help the environment while putting some extra cash in your pocket.