Two options for recycling an automobile in Los Angeles, as of 2015, are Westside Auto Recycling and Russ' Recycling. Westside Auto Recycling is actually in the Los Angeles city limits, but Russ' Recycling is in Los Angeles County in Duarte.
Westside Auto Recycling buys salvage cars, junk cars, vans, trucks and cars of all types. It is possible to donate cars for tax deductions and the business has an AAA rating from the Business Consumer Alliance. Westside Auto Recycling has been in operation for more than 25 years, and the company offers free quotes and on-site estimates. They also offer free same-day pickup, often within 45 minutes.
Russ' Recycling also offers automobile recycling to those in the Los Angeles area; this business specializes in Audi and Volkswagen parts and repair services. Russ' Recycling works with private car owners as well as with auto repair shops, dealerships and collision shops, taking vehicles that can no longer run and recycling the usable parts. People in the area can then buy these parts for vehicles that need them, or contact Russ' Recycling to locate hard-to-find parts.
Since Russ' Recycling also serves as a full-service repair facility, some of these recycled parts may work in these repairs, too.