Summer is among the most favourite seasons for most people. Apart from the ideal weather convenient for light clothes or basking at the beach, people also get a chance to cook on the open-air using the barbeque grill, while the music is playing, and family or friends are relaxing, chatting and having fun.
However, when the cold season comes, most people store away their barbeque grill, but if it has seen better days, most people look for the best methods to dispose of it.
A barbeque grill is an appliance that allows food to be cooked by heating it from below. There are three major types of barbeque grills, categorized depending on what they are using to cook. There are charcoal, gas-fuelled and electric barbeques. With proper care, a barbeque grill can serve you for ages without breaking down.
However, there will come a point when it is too old to function normally, and then you will definitely need to dispose of it. Below are the best methods to disposing of your old barbeque:
Dismantle the grill
A barbeque grill is made up of different parts. The first step is to dismantle the grill and dispose of each part separately and accordingly. Most of the parts can be recycled while others should be disposed of carefully because they are hazardous to the environment.
Propane tank and hose pipe
If your grill is gas-fuelled, your main concern should be the propane tank. Before you dismantle the grill, remember to cut off the hosepipe that supplies gas to the burners. The hosepipe is not recyclable; you can dispose of it in your domestic waste pick up bin.
However, the propane tank is hazardous, it should not be disposed of carelessly. Different regions have different regulations that govern how the gas tank should be disposed of, with almost every region banning throwing the gas tank in landfills.
Some gas suppliers accept the propane tanks for recycling, while some will advise on how you can properly dispose of the hazardous propane tank. For gas tanks that are too old for recycling, you can deliver them to the fire station department in your local area for safe handling and disposal.
The barbeque grill is mainly made of aluminium and steel. These are recyclable materials that can be sold or given away to scrap metal dealers, who will use them to make new metal items.
Grill lid and side shelves
Like the grill body, most grill lids and side shelves are also made of stainless steel and aluminium. For environmental friendly methods to dispose of them, they should be sold to scrap metal dealers. If the grill lid and side shelves are made from plastics however, check the plastic to see if there is an imprinted recycle logo.
If there is none, then dispose of the plastic with the rest of your domestic plastic waste.
Gas valves, control knobs and wheels
Most gas valves are made from aluminium or brass. These are metals that can be recycled when disposed properly or sold out to scrap metal dealers. Control knobs made from plastic can also be recycled, and if they are made from metal, you can dispose of them in your domestic waste pick up bin.
Finally, most barbeque wheels are made from plastic that can be recycled with other plastic materials, whereas casters can be disposed of with regular garbage in the house.
Batteries and electronics
A barbeque grill may also contain batteries and other electronic components. These should be carefully removed and disposed of with electronics. Different states also provide e-waste pick up points, check out your local area’s pick up points, and rules and regulations on e-waste disposal.
Call a professional company
If you have a busy schedule, with no time to dismantle your barbeque grill and properly dispose of the different parts, you can contact us at Paul’s Rubbish Removal Company. We respond to our clients fast and in a friendly manner.
With over ten years of experience, you are guaranteed that we will help you to dispose of your barbeque grill efficiently and in an environmentally friendly manner.
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The best method to dispose of a barbeque grill is that which is environmentally friendly and safe. Before disposing of your old barbeque, remember to clean it by removing food particles and other waste debris.