Getting rid of old appliances isn't always the easiest task for homeowners, but there are smart ways to manage it.
If you've been recycling at home you're familiar with the plastic, paper, glass and metal categories. But there's more you can recycle from your home.
Every homeowner and even many renters face the dilemma of getting rid of old appliances. For most of us, the thought of moving and hauling that large unit is daunting.
And, even if we get it out of the house or apartment, then what? Old appliance removal is a challenge. But it can be made easier.
Getting rid of old appliances is one of those tasks that no one really relishes. For many of us it is a chore that is either thrust upon us unexpectedly - like when the washing machine quits - or by choice, as when we upgrade appliances.
Many homeowners tend to take their old equipment and used appliances to the dump. If they are even aware that many of their items can be recycled as scrap metal they’re often unsure how to go about it. But scrap metal recycling should be their first choice.
With summer fully upon us, many homeowners find they either need new lawn maintenance equipment, or still have old items lying around. So, what should you do with the old stuff?
If you still have an old lawn mower, trimmer or other unused landscaping tools taking up space in your shed or garage, it's time to consider their fate. However, when it comes to broken or obsolete lawn mowers and other landscaping tools, you may find that getting rid of them can be difficult.
Getting rid of old appliances can be a huge chore. And your kitchen stove or oven can be some of the worst to deal with. But if you're upgrading to new appliances, what do you do with the old ones?
Imagine you are trying to lift your kitchen oven. Even if you could get your arms around it, how much weight are we talking about? Well, according to one source, the average 24 to 30 inch convection oven weighs about 130 pounds. And a double convection oven can weigh much over double that!
Household and kitchen appliances get old. Sometimes they just need to be upgraded and other times they break down and must be replaced. Either way, you still have to get rid of the old one.
Hauling off and disposing of old appliances is a difficult task for any homeowner. Unless you already have an appliance professional or two at home and a large truck, getting rid of that old machine is going to be a challenge.
There are many other household items that can be recycled in addition to just aluminum cans, glass bottles, boxes and newspaper.
In fact, you might be surprised at the variety of household items and debris that can actually be recycled instead of dumped in a landfill. While, most people are quite familiar with the concept of recycling, we do tend to think of it only in terms of common items we're familiar with.
So you're deep into spring cleaning and realized that your trusty, old hot tub is becoming just "old" and not so trusty. And you've decided to upgrade. That's great! But what do you do with the old unit?
While you may be one of those people who like to use their hot tub in the cold, winter months, odds are spring and summer are your "heavy use" seasons. And if you've decided to get a new model to replace your old hot tub that's been around for years, you have big task.
There are many other household items that can be recycled in addition to paper, soda cans and plastic water bottles. But many people are quite unaware of these so they end up in our landfills instead.
Recycling is not limited to paper, plastic glass and cans. It can, in fact, include a wide variety of other household trash items. In fact, with some creativity, some planning and consistent effort, almost anything you get rid of can actually be recycled, reused or repurposed.