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if i want to throw away my vacuum................

my old vacuum finely broke down do i have to take it to a recycling center or can i just toss it in the trash can?

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Asked by Zandrialeann at 2:23 PM on Aug. 13, 2010 in Parenting Debate

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  • I threw mine in the trash

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 2:25 PM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • Set it outside someone will snatch it. Some people like to collect stuff bc maybe they know how to repair stuff. GL

    Answer by Butterfly1108 at 2:26 PM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • I just threw mine in the trash. It's not like it is an air conditioner that has freon in it. So I don't think it would need to be recycled

    Answer by layh41407 at 2:27 PM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • You would have to find a recycle center that would take it. I would put it out at the curb and if your neighborhood is anything like mine, we have junk pickers that come around before the trash does and pick up stuff like that.

    Answer by Cindy18 at 2:27 PM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • I put mine on the curb on our big garbage day. They took it.

    Answer by mompam at 2:31 PM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • I just threw mine in the dumpster...recycling it never even came to my mind

    Answer by BlainesMommy09 at 2:31 PM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • I always sit stuff like that out with a sign saying "broken, take me if you want to fix me" and either someone picks it up or the garbage collectors do.

    Answer by Kiwismommy19 at 3:04 PM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • trash, I don't think recycle will take it. You could put it on Craigslist for parts

    Answer by dancinintherain at 12:03 AM on Aug. 14, 2010

  • you can just dump it in your trash can or you can just leave it outside so someone else can take it. they might be able to fix it or use the parts.

    Answer by Alejandra10 at 11:41 AM on Aug. 14, 2010

  • We have Bulk trash day (for big items) That is military houysing tho! GL

    Answer by JoLee12345 at 1:30 PM on Aug. 16, 2010

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