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Disposing of small appliances on STX

 
KLJ555
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Hi,

A quick question. I have a couple of small electrical appliances that have died (a hair dryer and battery back up). I am assuming I can't just take these to the dump. Does anyone know where I need to go to properly dispose of them on STX? Thanks, KJ

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Topic starter Posted : November 21, 2009 8:59 pm
Marty on STT
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I believe the hair dryer would be fine to go into the landfill....and, if I'm not mistaken, they also have a refuse bin for batteries....

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Posted : November 21, 2009 9:30 pm
specialk
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If the hairdryer has a printed circuit board in it - which many these day do - it's considered "electronic waste" and should not go into the dumpster. But I've seen much worse in the dumpsters. The battery back-up is definitely electronic waste and should not go into a dumpster.

Check with the Waste Management Authority. Throughout the year they schedule electronic waste collections. I think I saw an announcement in last weekend's Avis.

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Posted : November 22, 2009 10:47 am
Trade
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http://www.viwma.org/Resident.aspx

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Posted : November 22, 2009 11:14 am
KLJ555
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Thanks much!

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Topic starter Posted : November 22, 2009 1:13 pm
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