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Appliance Recycling: How to Keep it Green

How to dispose of your old items responsibly


Large household appliances are big, bulky, and tough to get rid of once you’re finished with them. Plus, throwing them into landfills can be detrimental to the environment. When you are selling your home, remodeling, or throwing out a non-functional appliance, there are other options to explore when it comes to finding a place to put old appliances. Here’s what you need to know about responsible appliance recycling and the other options for removal.

Appliance Recycling

Because most appliances are made of steel and other precious resources, there are a number of types  that can be recycled. Some local communities provide occasional large item pickups for recycling. Check with your local municipality for pickup dates. Here are a few examples:

  • Laundry machines and dryers
  • Portable heaters
  • Water tanks
  • Computer monitors, towers, and other accessories
  • Refrigerators
  • Grills
  • Microwaves
  • Stoves and ovens
  • Dishwashers
  • Air conditioners
  • Blenders and food processors
  • Toasters and toaster ovens
  • Slow cookers and rice cookers
  • Coffee makers
  • Mini refrigerators

Alternatives to Recycling

If your appliance still works, you might be able to donate (or even sell) it. There are plenty of organizations and people who are in need of functional, affordable appliances, so try your luck here before starting the recycling process. A junk removal company like JDog Junk Removal & Hauling can assist you in transporting your appliance to its new owner.

If your appliance is on its last legs or has stopped working completely, it might be worth your time and money to request a service call. A repairman might be able to salvage your appliance. You can then make the decision whether to keep, sell, or donate it.

Have Us Haul Your Appliances

The team at JDog Junk Removal & Hauling is dedicated to finding alternatives to dumping appliances into landfills. We make every effort to donate, sell, or recycle your old, unwanted items responsibly. Contact the team at 844-GET-JDOG today at 844-GET-JDOG to schedule a pickup for your old, unwanted appliances.