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Catalytic Convertors collection/recycling

What are catalytic converters?

A catalytic converter is an exhaust emission control device that converts toxic gases and pollutants in exhaust gas from an internal combustion engine into less-toxic pollutants by catalyzing a redox reaction. Catalytic converters are usually used with internal combustion engines fuelled by gasoline or diesel, including lean-burn engines, and sometimes on kerosene heaters and stoves.

Our services

If you have catalytic converters which are no longer needed or are off use, then you're in the right place as Bay Oils Ltd offers a service of collecting your catalytic convertors. Contact us with details of your catalytic converter and we will then grade the product, providing you with a price as quickly as possible. Our metal recycling experts help our clients recycle thousands of catalytic converters each month and offer market-leading prices. We offer onsite grading and even a collection service at your site, taking the hassle away from catalytic converter recycling.

Why Should Catalytic Converters be Recycled?

At Bay Oils Ltd, we try to divert as much waste from landfill as possible, recycling wherever possible. Firstly, mining metal ore and fabricating the metals can be a labour and energy intensive process, requiring extensive mining, costly processes and harmful chemical treatments. For example, platinum ore has to be extracted from deep tunnels, requiring lots of digging energy, and a large amount of ore is needed for a significant amount of end-product platinum (1 ton of ore for 1 ounce of platinum). Once extracted, platinum ore must be treated with chemicals to achieve the metal. This causes a lot of pollution with lots of manual labour required from the miners. Due to their valuable components, it is common for catalytic converters to be recycled for money, inadvertently helping the environment.

How are Catalytic Converters Recycled?

As with most materials, once they are accepted at a materials recovery facility, the catalytic converter is graded, and the recyclable components are separated. Once separated, the metals can be transferred to recycling facilities for repurposing. Even if your car is scrap, please do not try to remove the catalytic converter itself as the actual metal components within the catalytic converter are tricky to remove and can be dangerous.

To find out more about our catalytic converter collection and recycling services or to get a free no obligation quote, please feel free to get in touch with our friendly team of experts today who will be more than happy to help you with your query.