12. October 2013 · Comments Off on Tips on Recycling Auto Glass · Categories: Cars and Trucks · Tags: ,

When your current vehicle is no longer safe to drive and it is too expensive to repair, the only choice you have left is to bring it to the landfill for disposal. However, according to auto salvage Chaska MN providers, there is a more environmentally friendly way of disposing your vehicle and at the same time make a little money in the process. This calls for recycling some usable parts such as the windshield and side windows. If your car has a sun roof, that can be recycled as well. Here are some tips on how to recycle and make a little money on auto glass.

The first thing that you need to do is to get in touch with a local scrap car Maple Grove MN provider in order to determine if they take in cars that have been taken apart as well as recycle some car parts especially auto glass. Make a list of local recycling centers near your place. You can do this more efficiently by going online and doing a little search of your own. Give each auto recycling company a call in order to know whether or not they accept auto glass. Make sure that you mention the windshield. The reason for this is that windshields on a car basically contain a couple of layers of glass, one of which is much more difficult to recycle and is called polyvinyl butyrate.

Do check out local auto repair shops as well as auto supply stores if auto recycling shops would not consider buying the auto glass from your vehicle. They usually are in touch with other auto recycling centers that are willing to accept your windshield. Take every precautionary step when transporting your auto glass. Broken glass may be rejected by the auto repair shops and lastly, make sure that it is clean as well as dry before transporting it to be recycled.