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Impressive Stats

  • Using scrap aluminum consumes 95% less energy than making them from raw bauxite ore.
  • All new steel products contain a minimum of 25% recycled products.
  • The energy saved by the use of recycled steel saved enough energy to power 18 million homes for a year.

     Since 1996, American Auto Salvage & Recycling has served the 4-towns area in Volusia and neighboring counties by providing recycling services. If you are new to the recycling industry or hobby, you have probably noticed the recent fanaticism of scraping. This is due largely to the fact that prices have skyrocketed since 2010 in all ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Even if you are not keen on the market, surely you have noticed the many "we buy gold" sign spinners around town. The rise in gold works in concert will all metals.This has brought out many looking to capitalize on the recent influx weather that be of honest or dishonest means. The honest being those who properly gather their scrap and dishonest those who break into to houses and steel the copper and A/C units for quick cash.

     The rise in scrap prices can be traced to two different reasons: 1. being the growth in developing countries such as China and 2, the advancement in recycling industries to reuse second hand materials. These growing demands have increased the need for material. That is where we all come in. If you are a newbe, environmentalist, weekend warrior scrapper, dumpster diver, curb digger, or a seasoned pro, feel free to use this website for your recycling education--even if you don't do business with us, we hope it informs you and furthers your understanding of ferrous and non-ferrous recycling.