Now that you have purchased one or more of our wonderful Revive® radiators, what do you do with your old radiators? As with most of your DIY and household waste, and with today’s eco-friendly trends, there are more options for recycling available to you now than ever before, whether you are disposing of one radiator or an entire heating system. As we consider reducing our impact on the earth, reducing our carbon footprint and leaving a better legacy for the generations that come after us, it is incredibly important that we consider ALL the options available to us.
Recycling your Conventional Radiators
If your old conventional radiator is faulty or broken, it could be recyclable. There are many ways in which you can do recycle it. Before you do anything, you will need to empty the radiator of water and debris. Then you can check with your local council to see if you can take it to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) or if they will collect it for pick up. You could also take it to a scrap metal yard, where they can use metals such as cast iron and stainless steel radiators, copper tubes and more, plus you might even earn a bit of extra cash on your scrap radiators.
Recycling your Electric Radiator
There are certain things to consider when recycling old electric radiators. Electrical equipment that isn’t recycled or disposed of correctly will end up in landfill sites. Electric equipment also contains hazardous substances that will leak. This then contaminates local water and soil. So, what can you do? Again, one option here is to speak to your local council. Ask them what happens to electric radiators at their recycling centres. Ask them if they can recycle it. If they can, job done. If not, your local scrap yard should also take it off your hands. Do remember to ask them how they intend to recycle it safely.
Rehoming your Old Radiators
Did you know that you can re-home old radiators providing they are in good condition and perfect working order? All you will need to do is make sure they are empty of water and debris. You can put an advert in your local paper, put them up on your local selling group on social media or put them up on eBay. The options are vast, just make sure you consider the cost of delivery in your price or if your buyer will need to pick-up.
Don't forget that you can also recycle your old copper pipes at your local scrap metal yard. You may also want to check to see if there is a local recycling company who could take all your radiator waste off your hands.
If you are rehoming your old radiators and need to cover up scuffs and scratches, why not shop our Revive White Touch Up Paint.