Catalytic Converters

catalytic converter recycling

Catalytic Converters

Some of the hazardous gases released by your car’s exhaust are changed into safe compounds by catalytic converters.

The interior of the catalytic converter contains a honeycomb-shaped matrix that is brushed with rare precious metals like platinum and palladium.

The metals transform smog-causing hydrocarbons and gases like carbon monoxide into carbon dioxide and water as they pass by in the exhaust of the vehicle.

A catalytic converter includes a variety of metals, such as:

  • copper
  • nickel
  • cerium
  • iron
  • manganese

Rhodium is a minor component of catalytic converters. Platinum, palladium, and rhodium are all extremely rare precious metals that are used in a variety of industries.

How To Scrap Catalytic Converters

Bringing the full intact catalytic converter to our facility is the best approach to recycle one. Although it may be tempting, it is not a good idea to remove the valuable metals. These metals must be extracted, which can be risky and difficult. The amount would be so minimal that it would barely be worthwhile to sell the platinum, palladium, rhodium, and other metals, even if you were able to extract them. Trust the professionals with the recycling.

Current Prices for Catalytic Converters

Finger Lakes Recycling strives to offer the best scrap metal pricing across the Buffalo and Western New York area. Before you visit, contact us for our current prices.

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