Mechanical/Electrical appliance disposal?


#1

I’ve got several things that I need to get rid of around the house and they are piling up becasue I do not know how to dispose of them. I have a vacum (I know I spelled that wrong) and a broken DVD player and some old baby monitors. I don’t think I shoudl just throw them in the trash…or can I? Is there some place that I can go so the parts can be used or salvaged in some way? Any suggestions would be good. Thanks!


#2

Google your town and HHW - this should let you know where the HHW (Household Haz Waste) drop off place is for your town. They will usually take electronics and mechanical stuff as well.


#3

Oooh great, thanks! I had not idea where to even start looking!


#4

Your municipal landfill/recycling center should have information for you. I used to work for a city solid waste department, and we recycled old electronics (DVD players, TVs, computers, etc.) and household appliances. In my hometown, nothing you mentioned was a HHW item, so technically, you could just throw it all away. I would be surprised if any municipality considered those items hazardous. :wink:


#5

Having experienced sitting in the sun at a HHW roundup - people drop off everything (once saw a pair of dentures). Where I have seen them, electronics and other stuff like that is separated out and the parts are used for recycle.

YMMV.


#6

:rotfl:

I believe it! The things people think are HHW are pretty funny!

And bless you, kage, for volunteering for the HHW event. I was 8 months pregnant when I did it, and it was no fun.


#7

We have an EcoStation where they accept anything electric for free as well as hazardous things like paint etc and they also take larger items (like furniture) for a small fee. I am sure your city has some sort of program:thumbsup:


#8

You might want to try “freecylce.org” or “free stuff” on cragslist.com . Those are both ways to recycle stuff.


#9

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