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How to Get Rid of Junk

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How to Get Rid of Junk

How to Get Rid of Junk Correctly How to Get Rid of Junk How to Get Rid of Junk shutterstock 139780684Spring cleaning can be a good thing but ti can leave you with a lot of junk to get rid of. Thankfully, it is quite easy to figure out who will take what. Here are some tips to get you started and to answer the question How to Get Rid of Junk:

HAZARDOUS WASTE

Hazardous waste such a fertilizer, oil, and cleaners should not be thrown in the trash or left by the curb. Most counties have special facilities where you can drop these items off, or they may host special collection days several times a year to help residents get rid of hazardous waste. Contact your county office for more information.

APPLIANCES

Some retail stores will remove old appliances for you when you purchase new ones from them. If they do not, you can look at local thrift stores and donation center that can take them off of your hands for you and help you figure out How to Get Rid of Junk.

MATTRESSES

If the retailer will not take old mattresses off your hands when you buy a new one, and it’s in good shape, consider donating it to a shelter. Most counties will not take mattresses in the regular trash and they will need to be taken directly to the landfill.

ELECTRONICS and CELL PHONES

There are many centers that will take old phones, cameras, and other electronics to recycle. How to Get Rid of Junk? They will often give you cash or store credit when you do this. Other options are to take working electronics to a second hand store or pawn shop and get cash for it.

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Instead of tossing left over pain, see if there are friends or family who could use it, donate it to a church or school, or use it for smaller projects of crafts with your kids.  If you must throw it out it will usually be seen as hazardous waste and will be subjected to the same regulations.

MOTOR OIL AND AUTO PARTS

Some auto parts stores, service stations and car repair shops will accept these wastes if your drop them off. Some will take used motor oil and other parts like car batteries and filters for free or for a nominal charge.

These are some simple and easy ways to go about clearing out your home. The answer to the age old question of How to Get Rid of Junk is easier than you may think.

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