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.
Now that spring is here many folks are looking to replace some old appliances. Some of the most difficult to dispose of are washers and dryers. Is there a simple solution for old appliance removal?
With some things it makes sense to replace them with used items. But large appliances, such as washers and dryers, have gotten more efficient with each year.
Everyone has large junk items to dispose of once in a while. Often, these items are made of various metals and can be hard to get rid of. But scrap metal recycling makes disposal easier.
Scrap metal recovery and recycling is a massive and growing industry in the United States. Some recent figures give a sense of the volume of materials handled every year.