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Aug 22, 2009

I am continuing on my de-junking mission this week (I am wrapping up, actually, since my school started this week), and I have 2 broken appliance to get rid off:
1) Fax-copier-printer. I do not know what is wrong with it. It won't print. And it is ancient.
2) Vacuum cleaner. I think the motor is burning up. Every time I turn it on, it smells like smoke. And it did not suction well even when when it was working.

Goodwill won't accept broken appliances. So, I am looking online for alternatives.

http://www.answerbag.com/articles/How-to-Recycle-Furniture-and-Appliances/ef0576f8-dbea-e505-d044-74e066bc6cbb
Instructions Things You’ll Need:

  • Step 1:
    Determine if your item can be reused. If you are getting rid of a piece of furniture simply because you've purchased something new, downsized your living space, or just don't want it anymore, don't assume that it's trash. Even items in less than perfect condition may be of use to someone else.
  • Step 2:
    Find the right organization to reuse your items. Goodwill and the Salvation Army will take a wide variety of items in working condition. You can sell your CDs, DVDs, video games and gaming systems at Game Stop stores or online sites such as SecondSpin.com, CashForCDs.com, and TheCDExchange.com. Computers can be given to the National Cristina Foundation (cristina.org). For other organizations accepting used computers, visit UsedComputers.com. If you have a functioning bike to get rid of, consider donating it to Pedals for Progress at p4p.org.
  • Step 3:
    Recycle unusable items properly. If the item has only minor damage, you might consider listing it on Craigslist for free. Be honest about the condition of your items. Many people enjoy fixing things, or may be able to salvage them for parts. If you can't find any takers for your broken appliances, you can recycle them at steel recycling centers. Other items, such as furniture, can find an alternative to landfills through Throwplace (http://www.throwplace.com/), which will connect you with organizations and businesses accepting broken and used items. See the Resources below for more information.
Tips & Warnings
  • Before you decide to get rid of an item, consider giving it new life yourself. Furniture can be refinished and reupholstered. Some items can even be altered for a different use. A slatted headboard can become a rack for hanging tools, an upside down stool covered in fabric can become an umbrella stand. The possibilities are endless.

Another answer was from E-How:
http://www.ehow.com/how_4621512_donate-broken-appliances.html

  1. Check out local charity shops and organizations. Some second-hand stores or charity groups may be interested in your old appliance, even if it's broken. They sell things at rock bottom prices to those in need, and someone who has the ability to fix it may come across the appliance and have it working again in no time. Make sure you tell the shops that the appliance is broken.

  2. Step 2

    Post it on FreeCycle. The website FreeCycle allows people to give away or obtain a host of items that others no longer want or need. (See Resources below to find a group in your area.)

  3. Step 3

    Visit your local salvage yards. Some salvage yards will accept or even purchase broken appliances, depending on their needs. See what those in your area are willing to take.

  4. Step 4

    Contact artist and theater groups. Broken appliances always come with a parts that can be made into other things. Check some of the more innovative artists or theater groups in your area to see if they are interested in your appliance. Talented artists can make breathtaking work out of what some consider junk, and innovative theater groups can turn just about anything into a prop. (Interesting suggestion)

  5. Step 5

    Turn to repair shops. Some shops will rely on workable parts from broken machines to fix others. Call around to places that usually repair the type of appliance you have and see if they want it. You may be surprised.

Another tip came from Re-Nest:
http://www.re-nest.com/re-nest/recycling-donating/green-tips-recycling-appliances-049536

If you're buying a new appliance, check to see if your manufacturer or store will accept and recycle your old one in exchange. The EPA has a list of participating vendors. While many of them mainly sell computers and cell phones, Best Buy is one example of a store with appliance recycling options.


I decided to end my online search for tips there, as they became repetitious. I googled "recycle Richardson, TX" and got a list of places that offer recycling. I will be calling them on Monday to see if anyone will be able to accept my stuff. As a last resourt, Richardson offers bulky-items pick up at special days. But I do not think they recycle them, so I do not want to go that route.

So, no easy options out there! Too bad!
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Posted: Saturday August 22, 2009, 8:28 am
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Elena Garrett (3)
Saturday August 22, 2009, 8:55 am
my main hope is right here:
Allied Waste Services of Plano (079) 4200 E 14TH ST
PLANO, TX
75074 (972) 422-2341

Elena Garrett (3)
Tuesday August 25, 2009, 2:16 pm
Another disappointment... Allied Waste does not recycle appliances... And they don't know of anyone who does... Grrrr!

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