Time to get rid of your old or broken residential air conditioner? While the rules and guidelines for disposing of air conditioners will depend on your municipality, one thing is for sure — you can't throw away an inoperable AC unit with your regular household rubbish. That's illegal, and it can attract a hefty fine. Why are the rules different when it comes to discarding air conditioning units? The refrigerant in AC units is manufactured using chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), which cause ozone depletion when released into the atmosphere.
Did you know that you can send scraps of metal to the recycling plant and make money on it? You can, and lots of people do, making a career out of digging through garbage and locating large pieces of metal for scrap. Metal carries a variety of values, just like precious metals do, and the more you collect, the more money you can make — all while being helpful to the environment as well.
We only have one earth to leave for our grandchildren, so we need to do everything in our power to ensure that it is a healthy environment for them to raise their children in. Do you recycle? If so, do you recycle everything that you could be recycling? Many Americans think that they are doing everything that they can to keep trash out of landfills, but many of them are missing several materials that could be eliminated from the landfill. Visit my site to learn more about those missed or forgotten materials so that you can improve the recycling efforts in your home.