There are many firms in the United States as well as throughout the world that recycle automotive parts particularly catalytic converters. The purpose is two-fold. First, a catalytic converter contains precious metals that can be extracted from a catalytic converter and sold. The recycling companies efficiently remove the precious metals from the converter. Individuals who own scrap converters are paid market price. Both the recycling company and the owner benefit. But perhaps the most significant winner for all of us is the environment. Protecting our environment is beneficial for everyone. By recycling your catalytic converter, you are doing your part of maintaining a clean environment.