Recycling Catalytic Converters

As you already know, catalytic converters have a catalyst of iridium and platinum which helps with the oxidation of carbon monoxide into water and carbon dioxide. In more simple terms, it is the device used to protect the environment, especially the air, from the pollutants that result from the usage of our vehicles.

Older models of cars and motorcycles have converters that have the marks of time on them, such as cracks or clogs which are impossible to remove. Normally, these need to be replaced. But what happens with the old converters? It would be best if these were recycled, but not many know how to do this. You will find below a few tips for recycling these devices.

Most dealerships or repair shops have already joined recycling programs, but some still have no such thing. So, first, if you want to be the one recycling it, you will have to remove the device yourself. This can be done easily by locating it (most of the times in the exhaust system), removing the clamps attaching it and detaching the air hose.

The next step and final step to recycling catalytic converters is to contact your local salvage lot, which, as stated above, can be a dealership, a repair shop, car parts shop or local Denver catalytic converters muffler shop.