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A1 Light Truck Parts – Auto Recycling

As the leading new and used auto parts retailer in Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA, we now proudly offer auto recycling for all of your unwanted and unused vehicles!

Here at A1 Light Truck Parts, we are passionate about preserving the environment, which is precisely why our company’s green initiative is to fully reuse and recycle every part of your unwanted junk vehicle. We encourage anyone considering auto recycling, to recycle your vehicle in the most environmentally friendly way possible, and with A1 Light Truck Parts we will do just that. Don’t be fooled by other auto part retailers who are not licensed, not insured and do not take necessary precautions to ensure the environment is protected during the auto recycling process. Our professionally trained staff have many years of experience dismantling and recycling old cars; quickly, efficiently and in the most environmentally friendly way possible. Below are the most frequently asked questions we receive about our auto recycling services, and we invite you to contact us directly for more information.

What is Auto Recycling?

Auto recycling is the complicated process of dismantling an unwanted and unused vehicle in order to retrieve any recyclable or reusable parts for future use. This process can be extremely difficult, as there are many hazardous chemicals that need to be removed and disposed of properly to ensure minimal harm to the environment. Typically, we are able to recycle approximately 80% of your unwanted junk vehicle

What are the benefits to Auto Recycling?

There are many benefits to recycling your unused auto:

  • Recycling your unwanted vehicle saves energy. Unwanted vehicles typically yield a significant amount of steel, iron and other precious metals that tend to be valuable and take much less energy to recycle then to create new metals.
  • Recycling your unwanted vehicle keeps your junk car out of the landfill. With our auto recycling program you can be rest assured that no part of your vehicle will reach the landfill unless it absolutely has no potential to be recycled or reused.
  • Recycling your unwanted vehicle protects the environment from hazardous chemicals. If you dispose of your unused vehicle in a way that is not environmentally friendly, you could be harming the earth as your unwanted vehicle has a myriad of hazardous waste that requires proper disposal. Most cars and trucks have lead content, and one gram of lead not disposed of properly has the potential to pollute a 20 acre lake causing significant damage to the environment.

Why should I recycle my unwanted and unused vehicle with A1 Light Truck Parts?

  1. We ensure all mercury, Freon, antifreeze, oil, transmission fluid, hazardous chemicals, batteries and fuel tanks are removed and disposed of properly.
  2. All core engines and transmissions are stored in a contained area to prevent leaks from reaching soil or ground water.
  3. All recycled auto parts are processed through an Authorized Auto Part Processor.
  4. Tires are stored properly to protect against fire and mosquito breeding.
  5. We participate in the Clean Air Foundation Mercury Switch Program.