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Car/Vehicle Hulks

Car/Vehicle Hulks

Most components in an end of use vehicle (one that has reached its lifespan) are made of recyclable materials such as metal, glass and plastic. Reusing these materials, especially in an age where Canada and the US combined are selling 9-10 million new vehicles a year, is incredibly important. New vehicles take petroleum and resources to produce; by recycling old vehicles we can help send those resources back into the assembly line, reducing our carbon footprint and creating a healthier planet.

Reduce | Reuse | Recycle | Facilities

How do I go green?

Reduce

If you need to own a vehicle, keep it in good shape, drive at lower speed with properly inflated tires, and leave it at home at least once a week. This will allow your vehicle to last longer, postponing the recycling process, which, itself, takes energy. Buying a vehicle? Consider buying used to save on new production costs.

Reuse

Save that sturdy Honda for the teenager in your family. Donate non-working cars to a local high school or charity program.

Recycle

Many auto recyclers accept vehicles for recycling or parts use. Check the listings below.

Facilities

  • A&P Disposal & Recycling

    6220 Marilyn Road
    Sooke
    250.642.4456

  • Brentwood Auto & Metal Recyclers

    7481 West Saanich road
    Saanichton
    250.665.7282

  • H.L. Disposal & Lawn Services Ltd.

    334 Hillside Ave
    Victoria
    250.381.2020

  • Schnitzer

    307 David Street
    Victoria
    250.381.5865

  • The Environmental Story

    The average new vehicle takes hundreds of gallons of petroleum to produce. A 2009 Honda Civic takes over 700, a 1996 Montero took 1850. That’s a significant bite out of our dwindling petroleum reserves. Now consider the cost of not recycling your old vehicle—thousands of pounds of new metal which now need to be mined and smelted, often in environmentally damaging conditions, using more petroleum in the process. It all adds up to seeing your old vehicle as a repository of valuable components.