Its not easy to be green!  

redmustang91 57M  
8809 posts
11/21/2005 4:45 pm

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Its not easy to be green!

Recycling is not easy! Our microwave died suddenly after three years, and it would cost $120 or more to fix, which is more than to replace. Went to Sears and bought a Kenmore Model 63252 for $110, the new highest rated model by Consumer Reports! Has a rounded inside to ease cleaning and vapor sensing so you don't overcook! Medium sized counter model with more power and gadgets than needed.

The Sears sales lady said no one has asked about recycling in years! The internet was not helpful until much effort disclosed Clean LA site. Electronic waste contains nikel, cadmium and Mercury, so can be toxic waste. Need to drive to LaVerne on Dec 12 to dispose at a special event. Glendale CA has a site just for Glendale residents, with proof of residency! My waste/garbage company will haul away for $29. Salvation Army and Goodwill want the appliance to be clean and in good working order! If it was, I would not be getting rid of it! All kinds of misinformation about recycling out there. One guy told me to just put it in the trash and hide it, but not say he told me that! Another said no one bothers recycling these items anymore! Big problem brewing for the future with all this toxic E waste and no good system to handle it!

UPDATE: I convinced the local appliance repair shop to take my microwave for spare parts! Victory is mine, and I am all green about it.

tillerbabe 56F

11/22/2005 2:21 am

Good for u! Keep searching...the "home" for your microwave is out there!

redmustang91 57M  
8657 posts
11/22/2005 11:55 am

Update, after much looking and talking with people, I convinced the local appliance repair shop to take my microwave and recycle it and use the parts for spares! Hard work to give some stuff away! I also found a place on the internet that took my used HP Laserjet printer and gave it to a nonprofit organizations when I upgraded my laser printer. It takes some work but it is better to recycle than pollute for all of our futures!

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