How to Dispose of Appliances

How to Dispose of Appliances

If you’re gutting an old house or business, remodeling your kitchen, or simply replacing an old refrigerator or washer and dryer combo, you may be wondering where to take your old appliances or if you have any options for appliance pickup, removal, or recycling. The good news is that there are a number of ways to get rid of your old appliances—we’ll help you discover your options and decide which one is best for you.

Pay the Experts for Appliance Haul-Away Services

If you’re replacing one or more appliances in your home or at your project site, you may have the option of paying for old appliance removal via the retailer or delivery service bringing your new appliances. Some stores, like Best Buy, offer old appliance pick up even if you don’t purchase a new one (the fee is just a little bit higher). Other stores, like Lowe’s, Home Depot, and Sears, will haul away your old appliance when dropping off a new one. They all charge small fees, but those fees may vary by market, so check with the retailer when making your purchase. In most cases, it’s well worth it to pay the fee for this service.

Another option is to hire a junk removal service to take care of appliance disposal for you. Professionals will handle the entire process from pickup to hauling, so you won’t need to use a dolly, do any heavy lifting, or drive your items away yourself. Junk haulers typically charge by the amount of space your items take up in their truck, so if you’re getting rid of a large number of appliances at once, you may be paying more than you would for other methods.

An alternative option is to rent a roll-off dumpster from ASAP to fill with your old appliances. You can select different sizes, ranging from 10 yards with a one-ton capacity to 40 yards with a four-ton capacity. The process is pretty easy, too. We’ll drop off the dumpster at your property, you’ll put your appliances inside, and we’ll pick up the dumpster and haul it away when you’re done. Our dumpster prices are based on the size, the length of your rental period, certain regional factors, and any overage charges, but not what you’re throwing away, so this is a great option if you have numerous appliances to dispose of. The size, weight, or type of each appliance won’t affect your price as long as they all fit in the dumpster you select.

Give Your Appliances New Life

If your appliances are in good working order, consider donating them to organizations or families in need. This is a great option for things like unsightly washers and dryers that still get the job done. You can go about this by creating a post online advertising your free appliances or coordinating with a local charity that offers appliance pickup, like the Salvation Army or Habitat for Humanity ReStores—keep in mind that these organizations will sell your appliances, so if you want them to go to a family in need for free, you may want to donate them directly. Just make sure they work, don’t need any repairs, and are clean enough for use.

There are also a number of resources for recycling appliances since their parts can be pretty valuable. Check to see if a local scrap metal recycler offers appliance pickup or if your utility provider has an appliance recycling program. Often, your local landfill will have what’s called a transfer station where you can drop off appliances for recycling for a small fee.

Do It Yourself

If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to take care of appliance drop-off, a nearby landfill or transfer station is always an option. Just like other materials, you can drop off old appliances at a landfill for a small fee—you just have to haul it there yourself. In some cases, you may have to drain any fluids your appliances require to work (like coolant, for example), but plenty of landfills will take care of this step for you.

Perhaps the most important tip for hauling your old appliances away yourself is to make sure they’re safely and properly secured in your vehicle during transit. We’ve all seen an old washer on the side of the highway—avoid leaving your own there by taking the proper precautions to tie down your appliances or renting an enclosed vehicle for hauling.

Since used appliances often still have some value, whether they work or not, you have a lot of options for disposing of them, and many retailers or buyers will pick them up for you. After assessing the state of your appliances and deciding if you want to sell, recycle, or dump them, a quick Google search should help you determine the best method for each.

Standard Roll-Off Dumpsters

10-Yard Roll-Off Dumpster (1 ton)

15-Yard Roll-Off Dumpster (1 ton)

20-Yard Roll-Off Dumpster (2 tons)

30-Yard Roll-Off Dumpster (2 tons)

40-Yard Roll-Off Dumpster (4 tons)

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