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So, you just got a new and fancy water heater put in your home. But, for whatever reason the service you used does not dispose the tank themselves or you installed it yourself. Now, you have an old tank sitting around your house. So, where and what are your options to dispose this water heater tank? Luckily, you have a couple of options.


Where to Dispose a Water Heater Tank 

  • Landfill
    • The old fashion way of disposing trash is still in use today. A landfill is a way to get rid of your old tank. What you might have to be ready for though is a fee.
  • “Junk” Services and Garbage
    • In majority of areas across the country there are “junk” services that will come to your house and pick up your unusual junk for you. You also can contact your regular garbage service to schedule a pickup. Again, you will have to pay some type of fee for both services.
  • Recycling Centers
    • Again, I sound like a broken record. This way also has the potential of a fee. But, at least you know for sure that your tank is getting recycled and reused!
  • Town Cleanup Days
    • Some towns offer garbage days that allow unusual and “too big” objects to be thrown away. Call your local government to see if this is offered or scheduled.
  • Creative Ideas
    • If you are more of an artsy person and you do not want to pay a fee. You could change your tank water heater into maybe a flower pot or fire pit. Click the hyperlink to see other cool ideas.
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  • Scrap It Yourself
    • Just with the help of a magnet you can detect the scrap metal yourself. The non-ferrous metals are the ones that are worth money. Non-ferrous metals include aluminon, tin, and copper. If the magnet does not stick, then it is a non-ferrous metal! Double check to make sure that the metal is not corroded because some brass fittings become distorted and corroded after time. They are still worth some money!
  • Donate
    • Lastly, you can donate your water heater if it still works. You can donate the water heater to a local goodwill or somewhere where they accept appliances. 

Call a Professional

If you are wondering, Carter’s My Plumber offers a disposing service if we replace your old water heater. Here at Carter’s My Plumber, we are committed to meeting the needs of our customers.  We are knowledgeable, friendly, and will always give you a price before any work begins. Don’t hesitate to give us a call today @ 317-859-9999 or email us @ we will be happy to send a licensed professional.  We are here for you and hope you will entrust us with your water heater needs.

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