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Can you throw away coffee maker?

Last Updated: 6th July, 2021

COFFEE MAKERS CAN BE RECYCLED! And your other small appliances can be recycled as well. Please DO NOT throw those things in the trash. If you live in or near one of these 50 cities, please use the fruits of my labor to put your coffee maker (or whatever it is) in the hands of a capable recycler.

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Consequently, how do I dispose of a coffee maker?

To responsibly dispose of your old coffee maker, find a recycling center and drop it off there, or you can hire a junk removal company like LoadUp to haul it away along with any other bulky electronics or appliances that you no longer want around!

Secondly, when should you throw out coffee maker? “If you use your coffee maker every day, it should get a good cleaning about once per month,” says McGee. “Coffee grounds leave residue in the brew basket, and water stains and bacteria can collect in the brewing components.”

Similarly, you may ask, what can I do with an old coffee maker?

Take your old coffee maker back to its manufacturer. Some manufacturers allow their clients to mail back the old or broken appliances for recycling. So, give them a call or shoot them an email and enquire if they can take back your coffee maker for recycling.

What electronics can I throw away?

Cathode ray tubes (CRTs): Computer monitors, televisions. Other electronics: Printers, scanners, laptops, keyboards, CD and MP3 players, copiers, telephones, lamps, clocks, flashlights, circuit boards, camcorders, fax machines, cell phones, hair dryers, irons and blenders.

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