How do you dispose of an old car engine?

I’ve been working on cars for the last couple of years and for the first time last month I did an engine replacement on my Chevy (along with some other modifications). Now I just have this old engine laying around my garage. What can I do with an old car engine?

Congrats on performing an engine replacement—that must have required some real skill! In most states, the easiest way to dispose of a car’s engine is by taking it to a motor vehicle wrecker or junk dealer. You may even get a few bucks for it.
Generally, any metal car parts not containing oil or other hazardous substances can be put out with metal recyclables. Parts like the engine that do contain hazardous substances (such as batteries and tires) should always be brought to a special waste disposal location or a junker.
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Chloe Jenkins
Answered on Oct 29, 2021

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