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So I have a 18gal plastic tote full of chips and stringy ribbon swarf both aluminum and some steel that I need to get rid of. How do you home machinists get rid of your swarf? I don't really just want to throw it out in the garbage but it's not enough to try and recycle.

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That actually sounds like a lot. We have less than 5 gallons worth at the community workshop.

Depending on where you live, if you put it out on the curb / alley in an open container it might be gone in hours or days. In most urban areas, there's lots of guys who scratch by (or even make a decent second income) scrounging and recycling. They tend to take anything not nailed down that has a moderate aluminum or copper content.
 

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Sebwiers,

I totally forgot about the scrap metal vultures around here. The aluminum takes up a lot of volume but doesn't weigh a lot. I'll just find an old cardboard box and set it out on the curb.

Thanks.

Later, Doug
 

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We had some scrap guys get in a fight out by our dumpster. apparently theres scrapper turf wars
 

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I never let any strangers know where I live. If I sell anything on Craig list I always meet them in town. Maybe I'm a little paranoid, but I work way to hard for what I have to advertise it to a stranger.
 
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