How to Get Rid of Old Faucets

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Old faucets are made of recyclable metal.
Old faucets are made of recyclable metal. (Image: Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Old faucets can become corroded and rusty over time or may simply waste too much water for your household. Replacing an old faucet with an aerated faucet can help save water and money on your utility bill. Recycling old faucets is the best way to get rid of them because it removes environmentally unfriendly fixtures from circulation and decreases stress on landfills.

Contact your local recycling center to see if they accept old plumbing fixtures. Most old faucets are metal and you can recycle them. Ask if the center offers curbside pick-up. If they do, set the old faucets out on the curb in an approved container on the designated day.

Drive the old faucets to the recycling center if they do not offer curbside pickup. Ask what day is best to drop off the faucets, as they may not accept all materials every day.

Call local branches of any environmental charity that focuses on recycling, if your municipality will not accept the faucets. Many not-for-profit groups will accept recyclable materials and transport them to another facility for you.

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