Which New Cars Still Have Catalytic Converters?

Which New Cars Still Have Catalytic Converters?

You have probably heard the news that catalytic converters are disappearing now that electric cars are increasing in number on America’s roads.

That’s true. But the fact is that there are still plenty of new “standard” cars that are powered by either gasoline or diesel fuel, and those models still have catalytic converters.

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What’s the Best Way to Store Catalytic Converters?

What’s the Best Way to Store Catalytic Converters?

Are you ready to start collecting catalytic converters and sending them to Specialty Metals Smelters and Refiners to be recycled?

Great. Because you will need to collect 500 or more catalytic converters before shipping them to us, your next decision is . . .

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Smart Lessons from Urban Legends about Precious Metals

Smart Lessons from Urban Legends about Precious Metals

Urban legends are stories – usually untrue - that are so weird that people keep repeating them and sending them around via email. They tend to take on lives of their own – some people even think they really happened. There are even urban legends about precious metals. Here are three we have heard…

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Eliminate the Middleman and Make More Money Recycling Platinum Scrap

Eliminate the Middleman and Make More Money Recycling Platinum Scrap

Did you know you can search for the term “platinum scrap” on eBay and find mixed platinum scrap for sale? I just tried it, and I found a bag of floor sweepings, said to contain platinum, that I could buy for $500. I found plenty of other items that were said to contain platinum too, including hard disk blanks, catalytic converters, bags of mixed jewelry findings and scrap, and old laboratory testing crucibles. So, could I buy those items, send them to Specialty Metals Smelters and Refiners to be recycled, and make a healthy profit? It’s possible. Yet the chances of it happening are probably slim, because…

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Looking to Recycle Platinum? What Is the Most Profitable Source?

Looking to Recycle Platinum? What Is the Most Profitable Source?

Catalytic converters are probably the biggest source of recyclable platinum today, because so many of them have been manufactured – and so many are piling up in scrapyards and other places where cars are repaired or scrapped. But even though cat convertors might be the biggest source of platinum, are they the best source for speculators who like to collect platinum scrap and send it to us to be refined? Not necessarily. 

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What’s in a Catalytic Converter? Find Out Fast by Watching this Video

What’s in a Catalytic Converter? Find Out Fast by Watching this Video

If you ask most people how a catalytic converter works, they’ll say, “Dirty exhaust from your car’s engine goes in one side and cleaner exhaust goes out the other side. The exhaust gases then go through the muffler and leave the car via the exhaust pipe. That’s pretty accurate, but it lacks some of the subtler information about what really happens in your car’s catalytic converter. It also doesn’t explain what the recyclable precious metals that catalytic converters contain are, or where you can find them. Well, there's nothing like a video...

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What Will the New Volkswagen Settlement Mean for Catalytic Converter Availability and Prices?

What Will the New Volkswagen Settlement Mean for Catalytic Converter Availability and Prices?

It took a long time, but this month VW and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reached an agreement to compensate owners of VW 2.0 diesels or to repair or buy back their affected cars. So, what does the new agreement mean for you if you collect and recycle catalytic converters for a profit? Although full details of the agreement have not yet been announced, here are some issues to keep in mind if you are hoping that the agreement could yield a windfall in available converters.

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New Cars that Could Affect the Future of Catalytic Converters

New Cars that Could Affect the Future of Catalytic Converters

We just went to the famous New York Auto show and went sniffing for catalytic converters in some of the newest models there. We discovered quite a few new cars that use – or do not use – catalytic converters in interesting ways. 

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Best Places to Find Precious Metals in Businesses that Are Closing

Best Places to Find Precious Metals in Businesses that Are Closing

It is always sad to see a business fail – someone’s hopes, dream and dollars are wrapped up in every enterprise. But a business that has closed can spell opportunity if you’re an alert investor who wants to buy precious metals for recycling.

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Why Do We Only Process Batches of 500 or More Catalytic Converters?

Why Do We Only Process Batches of 500 or More Catalytic Converters?

The title of today’s post references a question that we are often asked. Yes, the fact is that we are only able to process batches of 500 or more catalytic converters. Today, we’d like to explain why, for two reasons: 1) We think that our answer to that question will give you some valuable information about recycling catalytic converters; and 2) Our answer could help you make a lot of money from recycling catalytic converters. If that sounds good to you, please read on.

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Recycling Catalytic Converters: Will More Diesel Carmakers Be Affected?

Recycling Catalytic Converters: Will More Diesel Carmakers Be Affected?

There has been so much hoopla about VW’s diesel crisis that it’s easy to overlook the chance that even more carmakers could be affected. We don’t have a crystal ball and we’re not saying that more car manufacturers have engaged in emissions deception. But let’s review who else is selling diesel-powered cars and light trucks in America right now... 

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Will the Volkswagen Diesel Crisis Dump Millions of Catalytic Converters on the Market?

Will the Volkswagen Diesel Crisis Dump Millions of Catalytic Converters on the Market?

According to “How VW’s Diesel Emissions System Works,” an article that Richard Truett wrote for Automotive News on September 25th, here are the devices that are installed on the VW vehicles that will be affected by the service recall:...

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How to Make Money Recycling Medical Scrap

How to Make Money Recycling Medical Scrap

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Valuable and precious metals are used in many medical devices. But before we explain where those metals are used, let’s answer this question: Where can you buy scrapped medical devices? The short answer to that question is, it can be difficult to obtain large quantities of used medical devices… Still, it is possible to obtain and recycle quantities of some medical devices that can offer you a good return on your investment if you send them to us to be recycled. Let’s take a closer look.

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Three Reasons Smart Platinum Investors Are Making a Fortune Today

Three Reasons Smart Platinum Investors Are Making a Fortune Today

Many platinum investors are frozen in place today. Although they own scrapped catalytic converters, old lab testing vessels and other items that contain platinum, they are waiting until platinum prices increase before cashing in. Meanwhile, smart platinum investors are cashing in. Like other contrarian investors, they are moving ahead instead of staying fixated on just one factor as a sign of when to sell. Here are three compelling reasons why this is a great time to recycle platinum today instead of waiting...

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Cash in Today on Huge Stocks of Scrapped Catalytic Converters

Cash in Today on Huge Stocks of Scrapped Catalytic Converters

This could be the best time ever to start a business collecting catalytic converters and sending them to Specialty Metals Smelters and Refiners to be recycled. One thing for certain is that someone will be cashing in on the platinum, palladium, rhodium, cerium, manganese, and nickel that all those scrapped converters contain. If you are motivated to get a piece of the action, that someone could be you. Would starting a company to collect and recycle catalytic converters be a good career choice for you? Here are some steps that can help you decide.

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Become a Rich Environmentalist by Recycling Precious Metals

Become a Rich Environmentalist by Recycling Precious Metals

When you send us old catalytic converters, sputtering targets, dental scrap or other items to be processed, we recover precious metals from them that were mined from the earth years ago. Those same metals will then be reused in new applications that can include jewelry making, medical technologies, electronics manufacturing, and many more. What could be more efficient?

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