HOW TO DISPOSE OF A KETTLE

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Posted: 2021-01-24 Author: Ethical Shift

Kettles and other electrical goods are filling up our landfills after being thrown out due to minor issues. To help lower the number of unnecessary appliances that are in landfill, it's always a good idea to find other ways to either fix or properly dispose of kettles and other appliances. This can increase the lifespan of these products to help keep them in circulation and lower the production and waste created.

Appliance repair

Repair

Depending on the condition of your kettle, you may be able to take it to your local appliance repair shop. These people will in most instances be able to fix minor issues for a low fee. This will increase the life span of your kettle and help to keep it out of landfill.

If your kettle is unrepairable some repair shops may even buy the kettle from you for a very discounted price so they can dismantle it for parts.

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Manufacturer

You can contact the kettle brands manufacturer. They can advise you on how you can either turn in your old kettle to them, in which they will most likely recycle the usable parts and give you a slight discount on your next kettle.

Most well-known manufacturers will either provide you with recycling tips, or they will have their recycling plan. It's always best to go down this route as the kettle will be disposed of correctly and you may even get a discount on a future kettle.

Local waste management

Getting rid of your kettle rather than finding it a new home will require you to contact the waste management department in your area. You will be advised on how to properly dispose of the kettle. You will not be able to simply throw it out in the general trash. Instead, you will most likely be advised to take it either to your local recycling center, or a dump that accepts electrical goods.

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