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Question submitted on 5/6/10

We have a hot tub take we would like to get rid of and has no idea how and or where. Please help I am in Buffalo ny 14207.

Answer:

After doing a little research, I have several suggestions for you. Buffalo ReUse (http://www.buffaloreuse.org/Donate/Materials) takes donations of old building materials and other items to resell in their retail store. Profits from the store support their non-profit job training program. According to their donation guidelines, they accept all bathroom fixtures, including tubs. I don't know if this includes hot tubs or not.

If you don't want to donate or they won't take it, you could call around to spa dealers in the area to see if any of them buy back old spas and refurbish them. I found several companies on the West Coast that do this. I don't know if there are any in your area though.

You could also offer it for sale on Craigslist (http://buffalo.craigslist.org/) or for free on Freecycle (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BuffaloFreecycle/).

Finally, if you're interested in do it yourself projects, you could turn your old hot tub into a water feature in your yard. See http://www.wikihow.com/Turn-an-Old-Hot-Tub-Into-a-Water-Feature for instructions.

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