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Donating/Recycling Household Appliances
A quick look online didn't reveal much for me here. I have a used-up hepa vacuum filter. Hate to throw the whole thing away, plastic casing and all. But worrying that's my only option? Can't find any info on reusing the plastic casing or recycling the whole thing. Doesn't even seem AC Hazardous Waste takes them. So, do I just throw it in the garbage can? Hate to do that once to twice a year on our vacuum filters, so if you have any info, please advice! Trying to recycle
I appreciate your desire to recycle, but disassembly of the filter to recycle only certain parts is particularly dangerous to you. You've spent a lot of time vacuuming and cleaning (nicely done!) and now you want to handle all the "ick" that you've just removed? That "ick" contains lead dust, pesticide residue, allergens, bug parts, molds, and plain old dirt , among other things, only now in a concentrated space. I would tell you to gently place it into a plastic bag, seal it well, and toss it in the non-recyclable trash. If you don't want to toss the plastic like that (you're into recycling, remember?) you can gently wrap it in newspaper and then dispose of it.
Dennis J, CIH Environmental Services Manager Alameda County Healthy Homes Department http://www.achhd.org
I'm about to replace my very leaky Maytag washer, 18 years old. It's never needed a service call until now and has served me well, but may cost more to repair than it's worth. I'm getting a used machine to replace it and would like to dispose of this one responsibly, preferably to someone who will pick it up. Relevant information on BPN website is out of date, and Salvation Army and Goodwill are not interested--any other ideas or recommendations?
I have an old refrigerator I need to get rid of. I scanned the old archives to find a place without success (someone recommended ARCA, but the address is in Compton). I saw a commercial about a service that would come to your house, pick up the refrigerator, and also give you a rebate, but I don't remember what it was! Thanks for your help. cleaning up!
Any current recommendations on how to recycle refrigerators, non working or working?
Does anyone know any nonprofit/company in the East Bay that will pick up used kitchen appliances (i.e. range, dishwasher, fridge, microwave, etc.)? We are currently going through a kitchen remodeling project and are planning to replace old appliances with new ones. However, they are in pretty good shape and we would hate to just get rid of them, if possible. Thanks for your help on this! mama-san
Re: when to buy a fridge
I'm not sure about the ''sales'' cycle of appliance but i wanted you to know about the ARCA(Appliance Recycling Centers or America) program - it's a recycling agency that will pick up your working, old refrig, and Pay You a rebate between $30-$50. Call 800-599-5795. If you call for a pick up appt. you can dovetail that with your new appliance delivery. I just did it and it was very smooth. I bought new frig. from Galvin's Appliance in Albany. PUC funds ARCA and the program will run out. Use it now if you can. Usually, you are Charged by the retailer to take away your old appliance. So this is really nice deal. Debby
Does anyone know of a company in the East Bay that will pick up old fridges/freezers (working or not working)? And if so, is there a charge for this service? Thanks. Aaron and Emily
RE: getting rid of dead appliances I live in El Cerrito, but here is what I found out when cleaning out my garage: Appliances with a lot of metal might be recyclable; Also, we had a TV that was over the size/weight limit for regular pickup, but our garbage company picked it up for a fee. I'm sure your local recycling center and garbage pickup service can tell you the right way to get rid of it.
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