as an automotive recycling company, has an inside view of how
conservation can benefit the environment and at the same time realize
substantial cost savings. Sometimes it really does pay to be green, and
we strive to do our part to protect the environment and to save our
customers money. Below you'll find a few ways how our corporate
practices help to conserve our precious natural resources.
Boxes and Shipping Materials
understand the reasons that our customers purchase used auto parts in
the first place is to keep high quality, original equipment parts on their
vehicles and, more importantly, to save money over
expensive new parts! Therefore LAS does not purchase new (and
expensive) boxes to ship our parts. Instead, most of our employees, their
family members, and even some of our local customers participate in our
used boxes and shipping materials recycling program.
program provides an almost unlimited amount of boxes and materials for
reuse, and also...
Natural Resources -- The best way to recycle is to reuse!
Every box reused helps save another tree from being cut down and
made into paper.
our Customers Money -- Instead of paying $5.00 to $10.00 or
more for a fancy new box, we pass these savings on to our
customers by reusing existing ones.
Air Pollution -- Reusing hundreds, even thousands of boxes a
year means that much less air pollution from paper mills.
Dependence on Foreign Oil -- Reusing plastic shipping materials,
such a bubble wrap, reduces the need for more petroleum to make
new plastic materials.
while your part may arrive in a box that could say "GM®",
"Mopar®", or even "Target®"
or "Best Buy®", you can feel confident that we did our
part to conserve and that you saved a little money too!
you can also be assured that every part we ship is carefully and
properly packaged to ensure that your part arrives undamaged and in
proper working order!
and Reusing old Gasoline
Most people do not realize just how dangerous used gasoline is to the
environment, or realize just how much of it passes through a modern
automotive recycling operation. We estimate that, on average, every
vehicle that passes through our facility has about 7 gallons of gasoline
left in the tank. Using that number, a small recycler processing around
300 vehicles a year must dispose of about 2,100 gallons of gasoline
The best way to dispose of used gasoline
is to burn it in modern, pollution-controlled vehicles. Unfortunately,
many junk vehicles have been sitting for months or even years, causing
the gasoline in the tanks to turn stale, rendering it useless in
fuel-injected vehicles. Consequently, LAS
has invested in special recycling equipment and has developed a special
filtering and stabilization process that allows us to recover and reuse
the vast majority of old gasoline in our delivery fleet.
process allows us to...
the Environment by keep toxic gasoline out of the ground and
Dependence on Foreign Oil by reusing thousands of gallons a
year that otherwise could not be used.
Customers Money by lowering our expenses and passing on the
savings to you!
Some gasoline is so old that it is
completely unusable. This useless fuel sent to recycling partners to be
refined into useful petroleum products.
to come soon!
LAS Reused Boxes and
Shipping Materials Program
Gasoline-Powered Fleet & Heavy Equipment runs on Recycled Gas!