Last Updated on June 6, 2021
Is your sewing machine taking up too much space in the closet? You might be wondering if it can be recycled. In this article we will show you how you can recycle your old sewing machine.
Can Sewing Machines Be Recycled?
The answer is yes! There are a few ways you can recycle your old sewing machine, depending on what material it is made of and how old it is.
If you have an older, broken metal sewing machine, then you should find a scrapyard that recycles metals. If your sewing machine has plastic parts, then recycling centers may accept these materials as well.
However, you should also consider giving your broken sewing machine away to someone who may be able to fix it. Let’s see how.
Sewing Machine Disposal Options: What are my options?
The first thing to ask yourself when questioning what can I do with an old sewing machine is “is this working?”
If it’s not in working condition, then there are many different charities who would gladly accept donations of unwanted or broken machines. For example, Goodwill stores often take these items but you can also give them away on Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist to someone who wants to fix them.
If the sewing machine is in working condition, most likely you are going to be looking at a family member or friend who needs it. You can also sell it or give it away on Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist.
If that doesn’t work out, there are plenty of scrap metal dealers around that will recycle your sewing machine.
Recycle Your Sewing Machine: List of Resources
Here are some resources that we found on the internet about where you might recycle or dispose of an old sewing machine:
– Facebook Marketplace Free Section – This is a great place to list your used or even broken sewing machine. Someone may want to fix it!
– Craigslist’s Junk Section – Another great place to list your used or broken sewing machine.
– Goodwill or The Salvation Army – These organizations accept donations to recycle materials for free (but please contact them first before donating).
– A Scrap Metal Dealer – This may be a good option if you do not need the sewing machine for re-use. The dealer will recycle and sell any metal that is left after recycling your old sewing machine.
To summarize the points in this blog post, let’s see what we’ve discussed so far. We talked about where you might recycle or dispose of a sewing machine and we suggested some resources that may help with disposal services such as Facebook Marketplace’s Free Section and Craigslist’s Junk Section.
If none of these work, one option is contacting Goodwill or The Salvation Army for donations to recycle materials for free but make sure to contact them first before donating anything!
If all else fails look for a scrap metal dealer that will recycle your sewing machine.