Post # 1
My husband and I have put our house on the market, and we’re starting the process of packing and getting rid of stuff we don’t want. However, we live about ten miles outside city limits, which means that we don’t have to use a trash service, as we can burn our garbage as need be. But this means that we are kind of at a loss when it comes to materials that cannot be burnt, such as old brake pads, empty oil containers, metal, empty tiki torch fluid bottles, etc.
I looked online at some local waste pickup places to see about renting dumpsters for when we get this place sold (slowly moving all of this “junk” to one place for easier disposal), however pretty much all restrict putting hazardous waste in their dumpsters, which is understandable. This then begs the question of “what to do with it?”
Do we just take it to the landfill, or are there services that will come get them for a fee? We have had a couple of offers on our house, and I want to get this figured out sooner rather than later. Do any of you have suggestions of whom I should contact to ask about this?
Any thoughts would be great!
Post # 3
I’m not sure of how the rules work in the states, but in Canada (Ontario anyways!) you can take that stuff to the landfill and they dispose of it accordingly – but there is a fee. Some of the fees are based on the weight of what you are getting rid of and some is based on how toxic the item is (car battery, paint cans etc).
Hope that helps! 🙂
Post # 4
If you are in a hurry to do this, you can always rent storage and put that stuff into storage until you figure it out, just to get it out of your house to sell it.
Some local places host days to recycle or drop off items. Look at your local municipality and see if they offer anything like this or if they can direct you to the right location to drop stuff off.
Post # 5
Go to your county’s (not the city’s) website and look up waste services. They should have some information on what to do with hazardous waste. I’m outside of city limits too and our county has certain landfills and drop-off centers that can handle hazardous waste. There may also be private recycling facilities which can handle the waste too, but they would likely be pricier to use than a public landfill.
Post # 6
@happyheidi1984: It did help to point me in a direction to look! Thanks!
@rickhurst35: I’m not in a major hurry, but a storage unit is a good thought!
@bleusteel: Thank you for the suggestion, I shall look there too!