Dear A/C, Where Can I Recycle Thee?

Being the pseudo environmentally conscious guy that I am, I replaced an antique a/c window unit in my house with a new and improved “Energy Star” compliant one because hey, that’s what Al Gore told me to do.

Now I’ve got this beast of a machine sitting in my dining room and let’s just say it isn’t very attractive. I can’t seem to find a happy home for it anywhere. I really don’t want to just take it to a dump, or as DC calls it, the “transfer center”, but after making about 6 phone calls (1-800-YES1CAN, DC Dept of Public Works and Recycling, etc) I was told that my chunk of metal and plastic has no choice.

Come on, DC. Aren’t we about 80% Democrats? Don’t Democrats usually like the environment? Where can I recycle my old a/c?

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Hailing from the Mile High City, Max has also lived in Tinsel Town, the Emerald City, as well as the City of Brotherly Love. Now a District resident, he likes to write about cool photos by local photographers, the DC restaurant and bar scene, or anything else that pops into his mind.

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