scrap catalytic convertersCatalytic Converter Recycler FAQ’s

Q: Where can I sell my used catalytic converter (s)?

A: There are many places to sell used catalytic converts. But the problem is not all the companies in the catalytic converter recycling industry practice the most efficient processes. As a result, many scrap catalytic converter suppliers lose $1,000’s in profits and do not even know it. That is why you should recycle with us. We are transparent, honest and love what we do. Even if you don’t recycle with us, continue to read and learn how to get the most out of your used catalytic converters.

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Canned Catalytic Converter

Q: What is so valuable about scrap catalytic converters?

A: When you recycle catalytic converters you are able to recycle the 409 stainless steel shells. Once you remove the shells from the scrap catalytic converters, catalytic converter recyclers are able to extract 3 highly valuable precious metals. Which include rhodium, platinum, and palladium.


Q: How can I maximize my profits when I sell used catalytic converters?

A: All you have to do is follow 2 simple steps. 1. Get your scrap catalytic converters de-canned. 2. Find a world class assayer who provides honest and transparent recycling practices.catalytic converter recycler

Q: Why is it so important to get my scrap catalytic converters de-canned before I send them to a catalytic converter recycler?

A: De-canning is the first step when you recycle used catalytic converters. Sure, you can sell used catalytic converters whole but you will miss out on $1,000’s. This is why we suggest giving yourself more control over your precious supply when you participate in the catalytic converter recycling industry. When you get your converters de-canned first you have more control and patrol over your precious metals.

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Q: De-Canning scrap catalytic converters cost money. Wouldn’t I be better off just taking a loss by sending them to a catalytic convert recycler whole?

A: No. People have lost $1,000’s by recycling their converters whole. Furthermore, if you get your scrap catalytic converters de-canned, you can recycle the 409 stainless steel shells to offset the de-canning costs. 

Q: Does PGM provide de-canning services?

A: No, we do not de-can scrap catalytic converters because we do not want to be held responsible for any loss of your precious metal supply. That is why we suggest finding a de-canner you can trust.

Q: How can I be sure to trust my catalytic converter recycler?

A:  That is a great question. There are a few red flags to look out for. One of those red flags is if the recycler is continually chasing you down to recycle with them. Another red flag is if your recycler does not speak with you about the assaying process but rather puts a heavy emphasis on the terms agreement. This is a red flag because transparent assaying is the most important factor in getting good returns. The best way to build trust within your catalytic converter recycling process is to do test batches. Recycle small batches over time and build trust with your recycling companions.O2 sensor recycling

Q: What makes PGM Recovery Systems A Trustworthy Catalytic Converter Recycler?

A: Glad you asked! We are the most honest catalytic converter recycler in the industry. We are completely transparent in all of our business dealings. Furthermore, we have exclusive, world-class assaying capabilities that accurately measure the precious metals in your scrap catalytic converters. As a result, you get the highest returns possible.

Q: What is the difference between Terms and Conditions and Assaying?

A: Assaying in the process of measuring and reporting the amounts of metals from your scrap catalytic converters. The terms and conditions are the logistics agreement between the buyer and seller in how the profits acquired from precious metals are divided.catalytic converter recycler

Q: What should I pay attention to when I recycle catalytic converters? The assaying process or the terms and conditions?

A: Both. But if you want to get the highest profits possible from your used catalytic converters you close attention to the assaying details. Terms and conditions if very important too but most scrap catalytic converter suppliers loos out on profits by poor assaying practices.

O2 Sensor Recycling FAQ’sO2 Sensor Recycling

Q: How many O2 sensors make a pound?

A: On average, about 6 sensors make a pound.

Q: Do you still do O2 sensor recycling if the sensors have evidence of smashing, bending or are fractional?

A: It doesn’t matter if there is evidence of damage. As long as the ceramic insides are still present. Evidence of bending doesn’t matter either. However, if they are fractional, the hex nut and cone must be intact. The bodies of the sensors by themselves have very little value, so we don’t buy them.

Q. Why are there so few O2 sensor processors?

A: At PGM, we have proprietary O2 sensor recycling technology to extract platinum. This technological process is not available to our competitors. They would need to invest significant capital in developing the technology. In addition, they would need to buy specialized equipment. This barrier to entry gives us a huge competitive advantage in this market industry.Bins of scrap O2 Sensors

Q: Why is it necessary to use reinforced strapping tape or steel banding on the USPS Priority Mail boxes?

A: When you don’t use reinforced strapping tape or steel banding it results in us receiving boxes broken apart. On rare occasions, suppliers lose up to 1-5 lbs of sensors due to improper packaging. In those instances, we send pictures of the damaged boxes to show our clients their loss. Please check out PACKAGING ideas.Broken O2 Sensor recycling Boxes

Q: Are air fuel ratio sensors the same as oxygen sensors?

A: Yes, they are located on the exhaust manifold and are the same as O2 sensors.scrap O2 sensor

Q: Who pays for the shipping?

A: Our suppliers pay for the shipping during the O2 recycling process.


If you have any other questions or concerns please contact us. We are happy to answer any questions you have about recycling catalytic converters or any inquiries about O2 recycling. We are here to help you get the most profits from your recycling because in the end, we all win. If you want more information about O2 sensor recycling or need to find out where to recycle catalytic converters, you are on the right website.