Responsible Ways to Dispose of License Plates

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If you have old license plates that you no longer need, there are several responsible ways to dispose of them. License plates are typically made of metal, specifically aluminum or steel, and can be recycled.

If your license plates are still in good condition, consider donating them to a license plate collector or a decorative license plate buyer. Some collectors or enthusiasts may be interested in purchasing or trading for old license plates.

If your license plates are no longer usable or damaged, you can recycle them. Check with your local recycling center or scrap metal facility to see if they accept license plates for recycling. If they do, remove any plastic or rubber frames or inserts before recycling.

It's important to remove license plates before selling or getting rid of a vehicle, as you may be required to return them to your local DMV or vehicle registration office.