Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Recycling Your Old Car or Truck

If you have an old vehicle that you simply cannot sell, due to it's being too broken-down for anyone to buy beyond salvaging for parts, you may want to consider recycling it.

Schnitzer Steel Hawaii Corporation (formerly Hawaii Metal Recycling) will accept vehicles for recycling from the public.

There are a few things you have to do before they will accept it:
  1. they do not pickup vehicles themselves, so you will have to bring it to them;
  2. the tank has to be punctured;
  3. battery and cable to battery has to be removed;
  4. antifreeze, CFCs (freon from air conditionerr) oil and gasoline have to be drained;
  5. tires have to be off but you can remove the tires yourself after you have the vehicle towed to their facility.
Cashback: their posted board price is $50 a ton for metal, but depends on volume.

Here is their contact information:


Schnitzer Steel Hawaii Corporation
91-056 Hanua Street
Kapolei, HI 96707

Telephone# 1-808-682-5810
Fax#: 1-808-682-0604

Hours of Operation:
  • M-F 7:30am - 3:15pm (Closed 12-12:30pm for lunch) , call for Saturday hours.
Map to their location at this link.

Note: they do not accept nonferrous metals, only steel or iron. They will not accept copper.

Duane Browning
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