Remove all mounting hardware — bolts, washers, mounting brackets — before recycling license plate. If mounting hardware is in usable condition it can be reused to mount new license plates on the vehicle.
Ways to Reuse
Decorate Your Garage
Old license plates can represent a time in history, as their designs change over time, or show an array of places a person has lived. Consider hanging a collection of old plates in your garage or shed, using existing holes for mounting.
Save for Arts and Crafts
There are craft projects using license plates for all skill levels, some even requiring no metal cutting. Check out these ideas on upcycling license plates.
Sell Rare Plates
Some license plates that are old or rare enough are worth money and can be sold to an antique store or through an online marketplace.