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Old 08-01-2017, 03:03 PM
 
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recently, i bought a new microwave, and it took forever to find a place that will recycle it without charging a fee. after many phone calls and leg work, as well as miles driven, i finally took it to a recycling center that gave me a whopping 92 cents for it. better than paying a fee, but not ideal

i still have other items that i need to recycle. the oddest item is a garage door opener (motor), and i still have a garbage disposal unit to get rid of. i know i can take them apart, and then separate the metals and then do it that way. but that's a lot of effort for just a few pennies.

is there a place that takes items like this for recycling? i am finding it hard to be "green" these days...
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Old 08-01-2017, 04:44 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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recently, i bought a new microwave, and it took forever to find a place that will recycle it without charging a fee. after many phone calls and leg work, as well as miles driven, i finally took it to a recycling center that gave me a whopping 92 cents for it. better than paying a fee, but not ideal

i still have other items that i need to recycle. the oddest item is a garage door opener (motor), and i still have a garbage disposal unit to get rid of. i know i can take them apart, and then separate the metals and then do it that way. but that's a lot of effort for just a few pennies.

is there a place that takes items like this for recycling? i am finding it hard to be "green" these days...
I'm fairly certain you can take all that to the landfill in Miramar. They're not going to pay you for it, though, in fact you'll have to pay a small fee (which, in my estimation, is still a better value than the time it's take to take stuff apart, etc), but if your concern is being "green" that's your solution:

https://www.sandiego.gov/environment...miramarrecycle
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Old 08-01-2017, 06:35 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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https://recyclesandiego.org/services...ics-recycling/

The rest is easiest to just post on CL and leave it curbside for someone.
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Old 08-02-2017, 12:54 AM
 
Location: Talmadge, San Diego, CA
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I just put mine in the recycling bin, and they took it away.
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Old 08-02-2017, 03:23 AM
 
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thanks for the replies. i will consider putting them in the recycle bin. i may try taking them to the same place i took the microwave
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Old 08-02-2017, 01:21 PM
 
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If I'm unsure about if something can be recycled, I'll throw it in there. I assume they will separate it out. I would love to take a tour of a recycling facility someday (if they have them).

p.s. I hate the fact that plastic cutlery can't be recycled...that stuff should be banned.

However, you can recycle beer bottle caps, so that's good!
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Old 08-03-2017, 08:08 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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If I'm unsure about if something can be recycled, I'll throw it in there. I assume they will separate it out. I would love to take a tour of a recycling facility someday (if they have them).

p.s. I hate the fact that plastic cutlery can't be recycled...that stuff should be banned.

However, you can recycle beer bottle caps, so that's good!
The center or where they take it afterwards? I ask because the place where you take your al cans is a freak show and I dread going there. Luckily it's only once every few months.
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Old 08-03-2017, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Pacific Beach/San Diego
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Back alley? Literally every single thing I've put in our back alley has been taken, usually within the hour. Some of the stuff was real garbage, things that were broken and such. Anything from some screws and a plastic tote to a grill and crib have been taken. If I can't get rid of it in two weeks on Craigslist and it's too big or inconsequential to take to Goodwill, it's in the alley. I've probably saved a good ton of landfill space that way.
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Old 08-03-2017, 04:11 PM
 
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i put it in the recycle bin, and they took it, no problem

thanks again for all the responses
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