In response to environmental concerns, governments started mandating stricter pollution controls for automakers in the late 1970s. One of the most effective ways to reduce tailpipe emissions for gas-burning vehicles was the addition of a ‘Catalytic Converter’ to the vehicle’s exhaust stream.
The converter uses precious metals to kick-start chemical reactions in the exhaust gases. As a result, the quantity of pollutants made by the vehicle is reduced. These catalytic agents are valuable metals in the platinum family – platinum, rhodium, and palladium.
Different grades of converters contain various combinations and quantities of these metals, plus a steel or ceramic substrate material and a steel casing. The combinations are endless, and as a result, values vary greatly in the recycling market.
At urbanmine, we’re experts in catalytic converter recycling. If you bring one or a truckload, to us, we have the resources to grade them fairly and pay you accordingly. With all of our transactions, we strive to be as transparent as possible because we know that our integrity is our most desirable asset.
Recycling catalytic converters is not only profitable but environmentally responsible. These metals are precious because they’re available in limited quantities. Every ounce we can recover saves us mining it from our already overworked planet.
urbanmine is located in Winnipeg and serves all of Manitoba and surrounding provinces. People travel long distances to use our facility because they know they’ll be treated fairly. Have catalytic converters? Recycle them at urbanmine today.