A blender is a necessity for any kitchen. You can chop vegetables, make smoothies, prepare Pina Coladas. It has so many uses but has a finite life. The more you use it, the quicker you’re going to have to replace it and get rid of the old one.
You can safely throw away a blender. You can also sell it online or at a local store, give it to charity, or to one of your friends that happens to need one. There is also the option of contacting your local recycling center to see if they will pick it up or dropping it off at a local retailer that recycles household appliances.
It seems like such a menial task but if you give it attention, you can do everyone involved a huge favor. In this article, we will share how to go about selling the blender online, giving it away for charity, and the right way to dispose it of.
When you buy an appliance, the idea is for it to last a long time. This is why brand names matter.
Having a quality blender is like having a swiss army knife; they can be used for numerous tasks. From making purees to making cocktails, they serve all purposes in between and more.
This is why you want them to last long, and they usually do last for a long time. You get used to your blender and rarely have to replace it.
You can get rid of your blender in a variety of ways. Even if it breaks down repeatedly, there is usually someone who can get some use out of them.
If you feel that your friends won’t be interested in what you have to offer, you can always approach local charities around you. Goodwill, salvation army, and other charities accept electronic items, which they can sell to raise funds for the needy. You can also get a small tax deduction. Just make sure that you ask for a receipt.
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If your old blender is still in good working order, you might get a good price for the one you have. You can check message boards and forums online to see what they are going for. Craigslist, eBay, Facebook Marketplace, and other e-commerce websites can give you a rough idea of how to price your outgoing machine.
But selling is not for everyone. It can be a daunting task talking to people, answering their queries, arranging shipment, and the rest.
Another option is to just go to a pawn shop or a thrift store near you and settle on a price that suits both of you. There are other options at your disposal, especially if the product is not working.
One of the easiest ways to get rid of it is to just toss it in the curbside trashcan and be done with it. It’s not my preferred method, but it is an option you can use.
Before throwing it away, what you should take care of is that the blender can be easily handled. If it is going on to the curb or in the dumpster, the options do not change. Just follow these simple steps so that no one gets hurt.
Tie up the cord so that it does not get in the way. If you’re throwing it away in a dumpster in an apartment complex, you may want to make sure that they will let you throw small appliances in the dumpster before you do.
It should be noted that the trash will end up in a landfill. It might be compacted, or they might recycle some of its parts but most of it is going to sit around for years. If you’re serious about keeping your impact on the environment to a minimum, then you should consider recycling the blender yourself.
Iron and steel make the bulk of a blender, but there are plastics involved, which, if not dealt with properly, can pollute water and make their way into the food chain.
Recycling is the best option available when you want to throw away a blender. It ensures that the product does not harm the planet, and you can live with a clean conscience.
Most areas have a central facility that accepts household waste, which often includes small appliances. Contact them to make sure that it’s okay to drop off your old blender or to schedule a time to drop it off.
Many landfills also have an area where you can drop off small appliances for recycling so that could be an option for you as well.