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List of all Material Types

Specific MaterialCategoryDescriptionHandling Instructions
Appliance, no cfcsAppliancesWashers, dryers, ovens.If working, try second hand stores also.
Appliance, w/cfcsAppliancesRefrigerators, 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.
Bathroom appliancesAppliancesHair & beauty tools, appliances typically found in bathroomsIf working, try second hand stores also.
Coffee makersAppliancesKitchen applianceIf working, try second hand stores also.
DishwashersAppliancesBuilt-in or stand-alone dishwashersSome sites require insulation to be stripped. Call for details.
MicrowavesAppliancesMicrowave ovensIf working, try second hand stores also.
Vacuum cleanersAppliancesVacuum cleaners, shop vacsEmpty canisters of dust and dirt
WaterheatersAppliancesWater heaters.Some sites require insulation to be stripped. Call for details.
Antifreeze (from households*)AutomotiveEngine coolant (usually ethylene glycol, sometimes propylene glycol)Do not mix with other materials. Transport in tightly sealed, unbreakable container.
Diesel (from households*)AutomotiveDiesel fuel oilDo not mix with other materials. Transport in tightly sealed, unbreakable container.
Gasoline (from households*)AutomotiveOld or contaminated gasoline, unusable as engine fuelHousehold sources only. Transport in tightly sealed gasoline can(s).
Motor oil (from households*)AutomotiveUsed crankcase oilDo not mix with other materials. Transport in tightly sealed, unbreakable container.
Oil filters (from households*)AutomotiveUsed crankcase oil filters from cars, trucksDrain thoroughly first into waste oil container. Punch a nail hole in the top of the filter to drain as much oil as possible.
Other vehicle fluids (from households*)AutomotiveBrake, steering, transmission fluidUsually accepted from household sources only. Follow label precautions. Keep in original container. If it must be transferred to a new container, the new container should be labeled as to its contents. Do not mix wastes together. Handle with care during t
TiresAutomotiveAuto or truck tiresTry local tire dealers as well.
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