As a homeowner, you've probably encountered the challenge of disposing of large or bulky junk items that have outlived their usefulness.
[This article first appeared here in May 2020 and has been expanded and updated.]
It may surprise many people to know that there is far more to residential recycling than just plastic, paper and glass.
In fact, there are a large number of common household items that are made up of most recyclable components. And these items can be found in most every American kitchen and laundry room.
When we think of recycling, it may not occur to us that it's possible to recycle appliances. But they are actually great candidates for recycling!
In fact, when you choose to recycle appliances, you save a significant amount of landfill space as well as put valuable resources back into the manufacturing cycle.
[This post was published in August 2019 and has been updated and revised.]
Winter is a great time of year to replace old appliances. New ones can brighten up your home and increase efficiency. But getting rid of the old ones can be a challenge.
Old appliance disposal is almost never easy, especially for those units that are not on a ground floor. Not to mention that you need to know where to dispose of them in the first place!
[This article was originally published in October 2021 and has been revised and updated.]
You had many good times together, but all good things must come to an end. And this is true for hot tubs, too. But how do you get rid of your old hot tub?
You want to get a new one to replace your once "old faithful" but hot tub removal and disposal isn't exactly in your skill set. So, what do you do?
[This article was first published in February 2022 and has been revised and expanded.]
You finally did it. You decided to get rid of those old appliances that have been sitting around, taking up space, and making you feel bad.
But now you have to figure out how to make it happen. Old appliance removal can be difficult, slow, and potentially dangerous work. But it doesn't have to be hard.
Kitchen and other household appliances come in all types and sizes. And old appliance disposal can sometimes be a challenge for homeowners and landlords.
Small items such as garbage disposal units you might be able to toss in the trash, but it's far better to opt for recycling and reuse when it comes to old appliance disposal.
Despite the rampant inflation, there are some investments that will still save you money in the long run and these include energy efficient appliances.
Of course, installing new appliances means disposing of old appliances and, for most of us, old appliance removal is no picnic. So, what's a homeowner to do?
If you've had your hot water heater for more than eight or nine years, you're probably going to need to replace it sooner than later. And maybe even dispose of it.
The first challenge is removing it properly if you choose to do it yourself. The other challenge is how to properly dispose of it once it's out of the house!
There's little as shocking as a hot morning shower suddenly going cold because of a failed water heater. And hot water heater disposal is no fun either.
Hot water heaters can be both bulky and heavy. Not to mention difficult to handle. So, how do you get rid of your old, dead hot water heater?