First, Don’t Take Appliances Apart
Don’t try to disassemble appliance for parts or other purposes. Larger appliance may contain dangerous materials, such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) or poisonous foam insulation. And other appliances could have pilot lights that contain toxic chemicals such as mercury.
Try Selling or Giving
In many cases, if the appliance still works or can be repaired, there’s someone out there who wants it. So consider placing an ad on craigslist or another local site, offering the appliance for sale or for anyone to pick it for free. In some neighborhoods, it’s customary to put things you want to get rid of on the curb or in the alley with a “FREE” sign.
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