Spring Cleaning Series: How to Dispose of Flammables

You’re not going to keep everything in your old house. In fact, you typically won’t want to. It’s common for people to donate or dispose of different items when they prepare to move, which means that a little spring cleaning may be in order regardless of the season.

Unfortunately, not everything can be dumped into a trash bag or donated at a nearby facility. Take flammable items for example. Your garbage collectors won’t take certain paints, gas containers, and other substances, so you’ll need to do some work to sort out and get rid of flammable items before your moving day.

Image of flammable materials collected from a reisdential move in Cleveland or Columbus.

Getting Rid of Flammable Materials

The first thing you need to do is figure out what flammable items you have qualify as household hazardous waste. Some of these substances include but are not limited to:

  • Various paints (but not latex)
  • Lighter fluid
  • Gas canisters
  • Polishes
  • Oxygen tanks
  • Spray paint

When you’re ready, you’ll want to get these items organized so that you can dispose of them properly. Flammable products shouldn’t be thrown in the garbage or poured down a drain, as this can be dangerous. Fortunately, there are official places that will help you get rid of these flammable materials.

Take Flammable Waste to the Right Place

The Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio offers free household hazardous waste disposal for many different flammable items. The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District offers the same service for people in the Cleveland area. Both organizations provide lists of what can and can’t be turned in through these programs, giving you the ability to clean out those flammable materials that have potentially built up throughout the years.

Get Ready for Your Move

Like the rest of the moving process, cleaning out your home takes a lot of time and work. Give us a call at 888-711-5957 or contact Andrews online today to talk to our Cleveland and Columbus residential moving experts about how we can help you make your move an easier process.

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