Wheel Weights

Wheel Weight Recycling

Wheel Weight Recycling

Lead wheel weights are mostly invaluable. However, recycling them in a scrapyard is always preferable to throwing them away carelessly. They cannot be thrown away in the trash.

Due to the EPA’s request for a voluntary transition away from lead, certain jurisdictions in the US have banned the use of lead wheel weights.

But in 2017, 42 states still allow the use of lead wheel weights.

Eight states have decided to pass laws outlawing lead wheel weights in order to address environmental issues in the absence of federal regulation.

In 2011, Washington was first. The most recent is Maryland, which in May 2017 passed a lead wheel weight law. California, Illinois, Maine, Vermont, Minnesota, and New York are the other states having bans.

National shops shifted the majority of their inventory to non-lead wheel weights in order to avoid having to carry lead and non-lead alternatives.

In general, it cannot contain plates, lugs, or scrap lead.

How To Recycle Wheel Weights

The best way to get rid of old or obsolete wheel weights is recycling. If you have wheel weights to recycle, you can bring it to us for proper disposal and get paid for the material. For large quantities, we offer scrap metal container services to store your wheel weights and allow for easier transport back to our scrapping facilities. You can call us at 585-762-9080 for rates on wheel weight recycling.

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