Scrap catalytic converters

We’re letting the cat out the bag by telling you that you’re probably not getting paid what you should be for your old catalytic converters. When you bring your catalytic converters to Endless Metals, we’ll pay you what it’s REALLY worth.

To cat a long story short, as the world moves to reducing carbon emissions, almost all cars will be manufactured with catalytic converters. When they can no longer be used, they can be recycled. Since they’re really valuable, instead of disposing of them, scrap them at Endless Metals and make some good money in the process.

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When you bring your catalytic converters to Endless Metals, we’ll pay you what they’re REALLY worth. For the latest pricing, please send some photos* of your cat to, or pop in to one of our Endless Metals drive-thrus and one of our friendly metal graders will be on hand to help.

Absolutely! Catalytic converters contain precious metals and our customers are often pleasantly surprised by how much they’re actually worth as scrap. All our branches are open to the public and walk-in trade, so it makes no difference whether you have one or one hundred catalytic converters to recycle. We’ll help you convert your cat to cash and we’ll pay you what it’s worth.

You can’t tell whether a catalytic converter is a “half” cat or a “full” cat by looking at it from the outside. It’s what’s inside that counts and what’s inside is a ceramic honeycomb, or “biscuit”, which contains precious metals.

So, a half and a full catalytic converter refers to the size of the biscuit inside the cat. We’ll pay for a full catalytic converter if that biscuit is more than 25 cm long and for a half catalytic converter if it’s less.

It’s the precious metals on the inside of your cat that are valuable, so it doesn’t matter if the exterior is rusted or dented. It’s important that the biscuit Inside the cat isn’t broken, but that’s not usually the case.

Cats are made of metals like copper, nickel, cerium, iron and manganese, but the real value is in the small amount of rare precious metals (usually platinum, palladium or rhodium) that can be found inside the “biscuit”.

When your car burns fuel, there are a lot of harmful chemicals that come out in the combustion process. A catalytic converter or a “cat” as it’s often referred to, is a device that reduces pollutants in exhaust gas. Its located in the exhaust pipe between the manifold and the rear muffler.

In theory a catalytic converter should never have to be replaced, but if your engine’s not running properly or you’re burning oil or coolant then it could contaminate the converter. The converter can also get very hot so if you drive through a deep puddle of cold water or snow it can shrink fast which can potentially cause damage.

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One of the ways that we give back to the communities in which we operate is to ensure that we comply with industry regulations. As a licenced secondhand dealer, we are required by law to take a copy of your identification. Please make sure that you bring your NZ driver’s licence or passport.