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Recyclable Materials: Description and Handling Procedures

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General Description: Includes major household appliances

Specific MaterialDescriptionHandling Instructions
Appliance, no cfcsWashers, dryers, stoves.If working, try second hand stores also.
Appliance, w/cfcsRefrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers.Remove all food from refrigerators and freezers. Do not attempt to remove motor, compressor or tubing from unit yourself. If working, try second hand stores also.
DishwashersBuilt-in or stand-alone dishwashersSome sites require insulation to be stripped. Call for details.
MicrowavesMicrowave ovensIf working, try second hand stores also.
WaterheaterWater heaters.Some sites require insulation to be stripped. Call for details.