• Register Today It's free! This box and some ads will disappear once registered!

^^Searches ExplorerForum.com^^

Solved Discarding old catalytic converter

Kesp4.0

Well-Known Member
Joined
January 12, 2012
Messages
198
Reaction score
72
City, State
Los Angeles, CA
Year, Model & Trim Level
1993 Explorer XLT
Replaced the OEM converter with a Walker CALCAT. I’ve got the old converter cut into two pieces but I’m unsure of how to dispose of these things. Anyone know? Thanks
 


Join the Elite Explorers for $20 per year. Gets rid of the ads! New $5 per month "try out" option.

Elite Explorer members see no advertisements, no banner ads, no double underlined links, can add their own profile photo, upload photo attachments in all forums, and Media Gallery, create and save more private conversations, and more. Join Today. Your support is greatly appreciated.




Roadrunner777

Explorer Addict
Joined
February 5, 2011
Messages
2,019
Reaction score
279
City, State
Bemidji, MN
Year, Model & Trim Level
94 4x4 Sport 88k
I'd contact my local waste disposal site and see what they have to say. Lacking that, I would bag the parts and put it in my waste site heavy metal bin. There is value in it, but probably not enough to pay for shipping, and I didn't find anyone buying from individuals in my brief search.
 




toypaseo

Flunked daycare
Elite Explorer
Joined
January 3, 2003
Messages
7,285
Reaction score
496
City, State
outside shovelling snow
Year, Model & Trim Level
................ 96 XLT ™
Look up online catalytic converter recycling. Cats contain precious metals and are worth money.
 




410Fortune

Truck Season!!
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
August 3, 2000
Messages
26,725
Reaction score
2,425
City, State
NORTH IDAHO, 7B
Year, Model & Trim Level
B2 "Slightly" Modified
Callsign
FOURTEN
Use cat converters from a 94 are worth about $35+ each....sell them to a cat converter recycler you can find the local metal yards or check your local craigslist for private buyers many times they will come to you
 




Kesp4.0

Well-Known Member
Joined
January 12, 2012
Messages
198
Reaction score
72
City, State
Los Angeles, CA
Year, Model & Trim Level
1993 Explorer XLT
Thanks for the quick replies. Looks like Rockaway Recycling in NJ purchases them, but I need to text them for a quote. If it's more of a hassle than its worth or the price isn't enough to justify shipping, I'll probably let a local muffler shop have them or toss them in my garbage can. Thanks again!
 




410Fortune

Truck Season!!
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
August 3, 2000
Messages
26,725
Reaction score
2,425
City, State
NORTH IDAHO, 7B
Year, Model & Trim Level
B2 "Slightly" Modified
Callsign
FOURTEN
yikes
There is lots of palladium inside those cat converters...pretty pricey rare metal
Not sure you want that in your garbage can / local dump
I would post them up for free on your local CL or just set them outside and post them for free...they will be gone very quickly
People make alot of $$$ recycling used cat converters...
 




shran

Elite Explorer
Joined
March 26, 2019
Messages
148
Reaction score
91
City, State
South Dakota
Year, Model & Trim Level
1992 Explorer XLT
Explorer cats are worth $48 each out here right now and there should be two of them there. Take em to the scrap yard... no reason to throw away a hundred dollar bill!
 




fastpakr

Elite Explorer
Joined
February 18, 2005
Messages
658
Reaction score
140
City, State
Roanoke, VA
Year, Model & Trim Level
99 4wd - 5.0/4R70W/BW4406
Definitely recycle them. I got $90 each for the secondary cats from an Explorer and Ranger.
 




410Fortune

Truck Season!!
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
August 3, 2000
Messages
26,725
Reaction score
2,425
City, State
NORTH IDAHO, 7B
Year, Model & Trim Level
B2 "Slightly" Modified
Callsign
FOURTEN
yup palladium and platinum prices go up and down.... I have stacks of converters I wait until the market is up then call my buyer....
 




allmyEXes

Explorer Addict
Joined
February 6, 2016
Messages
1,175
Reaction score
356
Location
Lickskillet
City, State
No. Alabama USA
Year, Model & Trim Level
1997 Blue Ex 4.0 SOHC
Callsign
KAGG 3611 (CB)




Kesp4.0

Well-Known Member
Joined
January 12, 2012
Messages
198
Reaction score
72
City, State
Los Angeles, CA
Year, Model & Trim Level
1993 Explorer XLT
Wow didn't realize they were as valuable as that. I will post up the estimate that I get from the NJ place since it is much more convenient for me to ship these off than to go visit a scrapyard right now. If I don't dig the price than I'll probably drive over to one of those places in the valley and recycle it. Thanks for all the help. This place is always top notch with the assistance
 




shran

Elite Explorer
Joined
March 26, 2019
Messages
148
Reaction score
91
City, State
South Dakota
Year, Model & Trim Level
1992 Explorer XLT
You may have to shop around a bit. Like I said I am consistently getting $48 each at one place... I took one across town to the other recycler and they offered me $14 for BOTH and I had to wait 30 minutes for someone to identify what type they were.
 




Top