Date registered: May 2005
Vehicle: 1981 300SD, 1976 300D
Location: Phoenix AZ
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I think you're being a bit unrealistic, granted I don't know how recycling cars works in Canada. I am only familiar with the way it's done in AZ and California.
Understandable to want some money for a car you once paid so much for! but at the same time, it seems that the Eco impact is your greatest concern. These things are at cross purposes. My best suggestion is going to net you less than you hope... But it's about the only way:
Drive it over to whatever shop you trust to dispose of the fluids, and pay them to drain it and do so. Then call for a junkyard to come get the now-drained 300E. So you get say $300 for the car and had to pay the shop say $100 to empty engine, trans, diff, brakes, and steering, then you get $200.
"But I want $300" you say. Don't think that's going to happen, this magic junkyard that takes more care than anywhere else doesn't really exist. Can say that here in AZ, it doesn't need to be a magic junkyard. They all follow the law, which states that fluids are to be disposed of properly and not dumped on the ground. Faced with your decision I would deal with whoever offers the most convenient pickup and lucrative payment, and stop worrying about it.
I don't mean to sound crass but just trying to point out that your stated goals are somewhat at odds.
1985 300TD, Lapisblau/blue Tex. 15" Centras, Alpine 7283,DaLan hitch, loud pipes
1994 S500 Coupe, flat black wrap, salvage beast for track use!
2003 Jaguar XJ Sport V8 black/black
1995 BMW 540i/6 black/tan
1993 500SEL black/black
1986 420SEL blue/navy
1984 380SL ivory/brown
1984 300D blue/navy
1983 280SE blue/grey
1983 300D Manila/palomino
1983 300D Astral/henna
1983 300D Astral/black
1981 300SD (farewell, old friend) Astral/black
1976 300D tan/tobacco