Auto Repair Facilities Can Be Green Too | Joe & Tony’s Service Inc.
Most readers would be surprised to know that the auto repair industry is actually very green. A walk through most repair shops would reveal a number of materials that don’t end up in the dumpster.
Used motor oil is used to heat the shop or is recycled for profit. Scrap metal generated by jobs like exhaust or engine mount replacements are picked up by scrappers motivated by the scrap metal market which has been attractive. Other auto parts like catalytic converters and radiators have value in their own right and are sought out by mobile recyclers.
Coolant/anti-freeze is recycled on-site for a fee charged to the shop. The processed fluid can then be installed into vehicles that come in for cooling system flushes or winterization specials. In the end a good mix of economic gain and eco-consciousness motivates repair shops to be good stewards of the environment.