Recycling your scrap converter is important to help maintain a clean environment. The process requires the expertise of a professional extractor to remove the precious metals. The first step is to remove the autocatalyst from the actual converter. When the stainless steel case is opened the honeycomb biscuits are revealed. The scrap converter is then crushed into powder to facilitate further processing. When the separation is complete, the metal can be recycled for the production of new converters. The precious metals are sold to produce jewelry, including wedding bands. Catalytic converter recycling is a more efficient method for the environment rather than mining new metals. The catalytic converter recyclers pay market price for a used converter. By recycling the metals contained in catalytic converters, you are protecting the environment.