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Many appliances that are thrown out just need a new wire or a simple adjustment. Local Repair Shops or servicepeople can extend the useful life of many appliances for a fraction of the cost of new items and conserves raw materials as well as premature disposal costs. To Donate: Brighton Senior Center 850 Spencer Road Brighton MI 48116 810-229-1464 Accepts small appliances in working order. Call for more information. Livingston County Catholic Social Services 2020 East Grand River, Suite 103 Howell MI 48843 517-545-5944 It makes sense to buy good quality major appliances that will last for many years, and repair them when necessary to extend their life. Very often, the major expense in an appliance isn t the cost to buy it, but rather the cost to operate it. Be sure to buy energy efficient appliances when possible. They will save you more money on your electricity bills over the long run. Our area has many appliance repair businesses (check the Yellow Pages). Several locations also buy or accept trade-ins of used major appliances that are in working order or need minor repairs. Be sure to call ahead for details. AAA Appliance Repairs and Parts 4675 E. Grand River Howell MI 517-548-5040 Fridges, stoves, freezers, washers, dryers, and dishwashers that are not worth repairing should be passed on to a scrap metal dealer rather than land-filled. Look under the category Scrap Metal for a list of local businesses that accept these products, including some that offer free pick-ups. Advance Metal Alloys 3080 Toddiem Howell MI 517-546-3825 Accepts appliances free of charge. No refrigerators or other freon containing appliances. Regal Recycling 645 Lucy Road Howell MI 517-546-3820 Will accept appliances, lead acid batteries, and other metal items free of charge. No freon containing appliances. If you have to dispose of an old refrigerator, freezer or air conditioner, remember that the law in many jurisdictions requires that a certified person must remove the coolant and attach an official notice saying that this has been done. The coolant contains CFCs, which are extremely dangerous to the ozone layer if they escape into the atmosphere. (It is now expected that the ozone hole over the Antarctic will take until 2070 to close because of all the refrigerant in old fridges and freezers, mainly in North America). D R Electric Appliances Sales and Service 324 W. Grand River Howell MI 517-546-4960 Call for pick up. Will remove Freon. AAA Appliance Repairs and Parts 4675 E. Grand River Howell MI 517-548-5040 Accepts applicances. For a charge, will remove refrigerators, air conditioners, freezers and dehumidifiers. Will take old appliances when deliver new ones. Dealers who sell used fridges and freezers normally have the appropriate certification; they will charge a small fee for this service.


Disposal Options

Businesses statewide that repair, rent, salvage and sell used products and surplus
KEEPING REUSABLE "WASTE" OUT OF LANDFILLS

Phone:
choices4life@yahoo.com
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Habitat for Humanity Home Center Resale Store
BUILDING MATERIALS Resale

Phone: (810) 220-9986
lchfhhomecenter@sbcglobal.net
http://www.livingstonhabitat.org/

Links for Livingston County Waste Reduction and HHW
County Links to Three R's sources

Phone:

http://www.co.livingston.mi.us/SolidWaste/wastereduction1a1.asp

Salvation Army Thrift Store
Resells Donated Clothing, Furniture, Household Items

Phone: (517) 552-9278

http://www.salvationarmy.com