Originally Posted by AuntLavender
It was leaking from the top, side and bottom so it cannot be reused. Maybe someone is going to metal recycle it?
Our town has an annual spring clean-up where you can put almost anything out on your curb and the town will pick it up and recycle/dispose of it. (no construction waste, tires and a few other items allowed)
The value of scrap metal was really
high this year and the pickers were out in full force. Unfortunately, it hurts the borough as the boro would use the sale proceeds from scrap metal to offset the clean-up costs.
We set some scrap pipe and in seconds (literally) two different people swarmed our corner. When asked if we had more metal, DH replied "yes, and whoever wants to help me haul out an 80 gallon hot water heater (didn't work) gets all of it."
So DH got free labor in exchange for all our scrap metal, which was left over from replumbing the heating system. The guy was so stoked about his haul from our house, he gave us a nearly brand new child's guitar.
In prior years, we set out an entire bedroom set of furniture.
Two years ago it was a nearly complete living room of furniture. Mismatched but clean and comfortable. We were asked by the living room pickers if we could "hold" the stuff. Sorry but no, we don't have "hold" signs in stock. We did agree to let the one guy hang out until his buddies came back with a van.
Clean-up week is just crazy (in a fun way) in our town as everyone is out looking for treasures. DH actually arranges our piles to make our "junk" look appealing - usable things on one pile, old shoes on another, books and so on.
There has been talk in the boro (my neighbor works there) about actually changing to a drop-off system as the traffic problems and picker fights are becoming a problem.