Do you want to get rid of your old window blinds in St. Petersburg, FL so that you have room to put new ones up? This is a great idea. Your new window blinds will look amazing compared to the old ones that you have hung up now. They’ll improve the interior design of your home and prove to be more functional than your old blinds ever were.

 

If you can avoid it, though, you should steer clear of simply throwing your old blinds into the regular trash. They’ll end up sitting in a landfill somewhere if you take this approach. Instead, you should try to find a way to recycle them so that they don’t go to waste. Check out how to go about recycling old blinds below. 

See if your city or town will accept your old blinds at their recycling center.

There are many cities and towns that will not take your old St. Petersburg, FL blinds if you bring them down to their recycling center. But as the saying goes, it couldn’t hurt to ask! Give your town hall or municipal center a call and see if their recycling center will accept your old blinds. They may very well have a program in place for those looking to dispose of old blinds in an environmentally friendly way. 

Take your old blinds to a scrapyard and collect cash for them.

Do you have aluminum blinds hanging up in your home now? They could actually be worth some money if you take them down to your local scrapyard. Before you do, you’ll need to take your blinds apart since scrapyards will only be interested in the metal in them and not any of the cords or plastic pieces. You should also clean them off prior to taking them to a scrapyard. You could make some decent money by recycling your old blinds through a scrapyard. 

Figure out a way to reuse your old blinds.

If you can’t find a way to recycle your old blinds through either a recycling center or a scrapyard, you may want to think about finding ways to reuse them around your home. You can cut up old metal or wood blinds and use them for arts and crafts projects. You can also cut up blinds and use them to label plants in your yard or even create bows with them for presents. These are great ways to reuse old blinds and prevent them from landing in a landfill. 

Donate your old blinds to someone who might need them.

Do you know someone who might be interested in taking your old blinds off your hands and using them? Feel free to give them a second life by donating them to someone who will put them to good use. It’ll free up space for your new blinds and make you feel good about helping someone else out in the process. 

Regardless of how you choose to recycle your old blinds, Nature Coast Shutters & Window Treatments will be there for you when it’s time to install your new ones. We also carry St. Petersburg, FL window shades and window shutters. Contact us at (813) 613-2327 today to start shopping for new window treatments or come see some samples for yourself at 4910 W Knollwood St, Tampa, FL 33634.