Motor Blocks

How to recycle a engine motor block


How To Recycle Engine Motor Blocks

You can get a decent amount of money for recycling your old engine motor block. Better yet, you can also help protect the environment. Read below to learn how to properly prep your motor block for recycling.

Step 1: Drain Fluids 

Before you recycle your motor block, drain the fluids from it. Engines contain motor oil, antifreeze, fuel, and other liquids. If you are removing the block from a car, make sure you drain any liquid from connected peripheral parts, like power steering or power breaks. These fluids have dangerous compounds that harm the environment. Remove the fluid to prevent any leakage. Read this article to learn more about what to do with your fluid. If you haven’t done this before, contact a trained professional to properly handle these pollutants. At Ed Arnold Scrap Processors, we have a team dedicated to your material recycling needs.


Step 2: Remove Small Components 

Next, remove the small components attached to the motor block. These are alternators, compressors, and ignition system parts. These components contain valuable metals. Separate these metals before the entire block is recycled.  After this, we take the metal and recycle it for new raw materials, like aluminum or cast iron. They may also be reused for finished parts or vehicles.


Step 3: Bring to a Scrap Processor 

Bring your engine motor block to Ed Arnold Scrap for safe recycling and get paid for the material. For large quantities, we offer scrap metal container services.  Call us at 585-762-9080 for rates or any other questions, or contact us here.

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