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Can you really recycle a car?


Automobile Recycling Arterra/UIG via Getty Images
Automobile Recycling Arterra/UIG via Getty Images

It's estimated that 12 to 15 million cars and trucks are sent to the junkyard each year — and that's just in the United States alone. The good news is that a surprisingly high percentage of those scrapped vehicles are completely (or almost completely) recycled.