The Enviromental Impact of Junk Cars

Enviromental impact of Junk Cars


Junk cars can emit a variety of harmful pollutants, including carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and sulfur dioxide. These pollutants can contribute to air pollution, which can cause a range of health problems, including asthma, heart disease, and lung cancer. Furthermore, oil and other automotive fluids can leak from abandoned cars and pollute nearby soil and water sources.

Land Use

Junk cars can take up valuable space on roadsides, in parking lots, your drive-way and in other areas. This not only creates an eyesore but also takes up land that could be used for other purposes. Abandoned cars can also attract rodents and other pests, which can cause health problems and damage ecosystems.

Waste Generation

Scrap cars generate a significant amount of waste, from old batteries to tires, and other parts. These items can be hazardous to the environment if not disposed of properly. In addition, many old cars contain lead, mercury, and other toxic substances that can leach into the soil and water. This can have a huge negative impact on the natural resources that New Zealand is known for.

Recycling Junk Cars

While recycling cars can help reduce the environmental impact of junk cars, many end up in landfills, junkyards or scrapyards. Recycling cars can reduce the need for new resources and can help prevent pollution from manufacturing new cars. At National Car Parts & Car Removal we take pride in recycling the majority of old cars for second-hand parts.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Junk cars contribute to greenhouse gas emissions, which are a significant contributor to climate change. When cars are not recycled, they can rust and decay, releasing carbon into the atmosphere. Furthermore, the manufacturing of new cars can also produce greenhouse gases, making it essential to recycle old cars whenever possible.

Got A Junk Car To get Rid of?

From pollution to waste generation, junk cars can cause significant harm to ecosystems, human health and the environment. At National Car Wreckers & Removal we pay cash for cars that are old, unwanted or junk, taking up space on your land. Our team has the worlds leading de-pollution station to ensure that any car that cannot be re-purposed for parts is disposed of appropriately to minimize the pollutants released.

In as little as 3 easy steps, you can remove your junk car with our free car removal service throughout Auckland, Northland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions. Al you have to do is enquire by calling 0800 88 44 55 or fill out an email inquiry form to get a no-obligation quote of up to $15,000 cash for your junk car.