Safely Remove Unwanted Household Items

When you’re preparing your home for sale, you may discover a load of old paints and stains, old appliances, or a bulk of old bricks or woods cluttering areas. Don’t make the mistake of throwing these unwanted items in the trash; instead, opt to safely remove these unwanted household items.

Hazardous WasteHazardous household waste: Paints, stains, pesticides, and solvents can be taken to a recycling center that accepts hazardous household materials. Water-based products can be evaporated before disposing of the solids in a sealed plastic bag.

Old appliances: Tossing an old refrigerator, freezer, window AC units, or dehumidifiers in the dumpster is illegal in many places because the products may contain toxic substances like mercury. Cash-back or rebate programs are available that often include pick-up of the units too.appliance

Mixed debris: Stacks of bricks, wood, or other debris may be able to be picked up by your regular trash service, but be sure to call ahead to see what their rates are for nonhazardous, non-recyclable waste. debris

Wood piles: If the wood is finished or treated and in good shape, consider recycling it to a local reuse facility. Otherwise, untreated lumber can be handy at a local recycling center. It can be used for mulch or compost. Find a facility locally to donate at Earth911.

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