License plates are often used to collect dust in people’s homes or garages. While they do not serve any purpose, some people just don’t know what to do with them.

So what should you do with your old license plates?

You can do a variety of things with your old license plates. Begin by asking if anyone among your friends or family would want any of them; you may give them all away or sell them, and you have the option to utilize it as wall art!

Selling Your License Plates

If you choose the option of selling the license plates there are many websites that will allow you to do so. You can look online for interested buyers and set up an account on their website so you can take payments right there at your own house.

Doing this is a great way to make some spare spending money, plus most people will be happy to get rid of old license plates cluttering up their homes! The upside is that most people aren’t going to make a trip out just to buy old license plates from you, which means lower gas bills and a better chance at getting rid of those old license plates without having to do a lot of traveling.

How To Recycle Your License Plate

Picture of license plate being prepared to be recycled

As far as recycling goes, the company 1-800-RECYCLES will accept your old metal license plates and recycle them. In exchange for each plate they’ll give you a $1.00 coupon that can be used on other purchases from their site or stores that use their services. This is not only another great way to get rid of those plates but also save money! The downsides are that it’s going to cost you some gas money and time to make the trip out there and back and most places won’t buy the whole batch all at once, meaning multiple trips out there and more gas spent driving around to make your money worth it.

Making License Plate Wall Art

Picture of license plate wall art for household reminders

Sometimes the option of selling won’t work for you, maybe you don’t have a lot of people who want old license plates from years ago or maybe they aren’t in good enough shape to sell. In this case, using them as wall art is a great way to not only get rid of your license plates but also add some style and flair to your home!  This allows you the opportunity to get creative with what you do with them, while some people simply paint their license plate a certain color and attach some nails or hooks others may sand down some rough spots on their plate and glue some fabric over it before hanging it on the wall. It’s really up to you how you would like to approach this project and they look great either way!

Recycling is a great option for those license plates you can’t do anything with. Not only will you be able to make some money but also help the environment as well by recycling those old metal license plates rather than throwing them out or letting them sit around your home forever.  If you’re up for it, use those license plates as wall art and add some flair to your space while still helping the environment!

Picture of license plate being transformed into a pen cup

Remember that no matter which path you take when getting rid of your old license plate there are several options available to you, so before deciding what you need to do with an old one just ask yourself these important questions:

  • Have I spoken to family members or friends about whether or not they’d like an old license plate?
  • Have I checked to see if any businesses accept them for recycling purposes?
  • Am I willing to part with the whole batch or just pick and choose which ones I want to keep?

What kind of style would I like my license plates wall art project to be, do i want them painted a certain color or should they be left natural?

Having these important questions in mind will help you figure out what exactly it is you need to do with your old license plates. No matter which path you take making use of your old metal license plates is easy!