Congratulations, the time has come to buy a new aluminum ladder! But what should you do with your old aluminum ladder? You might only think to throw it away or sell it in a yard sale. There are a few other options to consider for that old aluminum ladder that will lessen the impact on landfills and the environment.
Donate the Aluminum Ladder
One option is to donate your old aluminum ladder to your local church, thrift store, or a non-profit business or charity in your area. This will help to employ and/or feed the needy and make you feel good at the same time. Building organizations like Habitat for Humanity always need ladders for their building projects. Salvation Army, Goodwill, or other local thrift stores often accept aluminum ladders for resale.
Consider donating or taking your old aluminum ladder to your local recycling center. Most recycling centers will accept it but call ahead first. They may require that you disassemble the aluminum ladder for easier handling. Plus that will also make it easier to fit the aluminum ladder pieces into your curbside bin if you have that service in your area. If not, drop off the aluminum pieces at your local recycling center during business hours.
Scrap Metal Dealers
Aluminum is one metal that is easily melted down and reused over and over to make other aluminum items. Scrap metal dealers usually pay around 15 cents per pound for aluminum. Rather than throwing your old aluminum ladder away, call some scrap metal dealers in your area. The little bit of cash you receive from your old aluminum ladder can help you save when you buy that new aluminum ladder.
|Buy American Made Ladders
When you’re ready to buy a new step ladder or extension ladder, consider buying an American-made ladder. In 1997, Sunset Ladder and Scaffold began manufacturing safe quality ladders. To this day, Sunset Ladder Brand ladders are the ONLY step ladders and extensions ladders made in America! The Sunset Ladder Brand ladders are sold through different online vendors and retails stores nationally. Sunset Ladder and Scaffold also sell directly to the public. Give them a call today to buy that American-made ladder! Sunset Ladder & Scaffold Website