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05/08/2022 01:30PM  
I have two plastic kayaks both over 15 years of use and now taking up space. They have warped some and in short have served their purpose and need to take the next step. I hate to send them to the landfill but have no better idea. What would you do?
 
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OMGitsKa
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05/08/2022 01:42PM  
Warped but still usable? I may be interested.
 
05/08/2022 04:10PM  
Wilderness System secret, 14.6 circa 1996
Wilderness System tsunami 14.6 circa 2003. This was a blemish and in the light version. Bulkheads are loose.
I will give them away but do not guarantee they would float for long.
 
dschult2
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05/08/2022 06:17PM  
Don't quote me but I'm pretty sure you can cut them up and bring them to your local recycling center. Or interesting flower boxes.
 
deerfoot
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05/08/2022 06:51PM  
I would think if they are made of HDPE (the plastic with 2 in the triangle) they are recyclable. But if you find someone who will use them, give them away.
 
nooneuno
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05/08/2022 07:46PM  
Post them on the for sale page someone will take them, could also call the scouts, I gave two canoes to the trail life scouts last year and just gave an old alumacraft, two paddles and two jackets to the boy scouts just last week.
 
Z4K
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05/09/2022 05:44AM  
Cut them in half and make bookshelves?
 
LilyPond
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05/09/2022 05:54PM  
Easiest: put them at the end of your driveway with a "FREE" sign.
 
deerfoot
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05/09/2022 07:42PM  
+1 - I do this with a lot of stuff like old mowers, snow blowers, scrap metal, etc, It all disappears quickly.
 
HowardSprague
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05/09/2022 08:44PM  
Check with Rutabaga - I believe you can recycle them.
 
PeaceFrog
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05/09/2022 11:33PM  
Yard Ornaments?
 
jhb8426
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05/12/2022 09:21PM  
PeaceFrog: "Yard Ornaments? "

Pretty tacky...
 
05/12/2022 09:43PM  
A local merchant verified the recycle option but did not know anyone who would take them. He did state anything that will paddle can be sold given the market so I will give them a closer look and maybe buy some yard art with what I get. :-)
Thanks for the input.
 
brulu
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05/13/2022 11:18AM  
Reselling would be the best option of course, hope that works out.

Otherwise these guys in Duluth (Loll Designs/sustainability) might be able to point you to an industrial recycler that would take them.


 
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