How to Properly Dispose of a Water Heater

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If you need to dispose of an old water heater, there are several options available to avoid sending it to the landfill. First, check if your local recycling center accepts water heaters. Many centers accept metal items like water heaters and recycle them to make new products.

If your water heater is still in working condition, consider donating it to a local charitable organization or second-hand store. Some organizations may accept used water heaters and sell them at a reduced price to those in need.

It's important to note that water heaters can pose a safety risk, so if you choose to recycle or donate your water heater, make sure it is emptied of any water and disconnected from power or gas sources before doing so. If you are unsure how to safely disconnect your water heater, it's recommended to hire a professional plumber to do the job.

By recycling or donating your old water heater, you can help reduce waste and give it a second life. Remember, always check with your local recycling center or charitable organizations for specific guidelines and availability in your area.