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List of all Material Types

Specific MaterialCategoryDescriptionHandling Instructions
Appliance, no cfcsAppliances (large)Washers, dryers, stoves.If working, try second hand stores also.
Appliance, w/cfcsAppliances (large)Refrigerators, 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.
DishwashersAppliances (large)Built-in or stand-alone dishwashersSome sites require insulation to be stripped. Call for details.
MicrowavesAppliances (large)Microwave ovensIf working, try second hand stores also.
WaterheaterAppliances (large)Water heaters.Some sites require insulation to be stripped. Call for details.
blenders, hand blendersAppliances (small)kitchen appliance 
coffee makerAppliances (small)kitchen appliance 
griddlesAppliances (small)counter top kitchen cookware 
hair dryers, curling irons, hot rollersAppliances (small)appliances used for styling hair 
toastersAppliances (small)small kitchen appliance 
vacuum cleanersAppliances (small)vacuum cleaners, shop vacsempty canisters of dust and dirt
Alkaline battery (from households*)BatteriesStandard dry cell batteries, AAA on up, used in flashlights, portable radios, etc.Place in plastic bag.
Rechargeable battery (from households*)BatteriesCommon rechargeable batteries, similar to above but often of specialized shapes.Carry in plastic bag.
Vehicle battery (from households*)BatteriesLead-acid auto, truck, motorcycle, and/or marine batteries.Wear heavy rubber gloves and goggles when handling spent batteries. Most sites will not handle cracked or leaking batteries. These should be placed in a sturdy, acid-resistant, leak-proof container and taken to a household hazardous waste facility.
Business Hazardous WasteBusiness Hazardous WasteCommercially generated hazardous waste