Large Appliance Recycling

What you should know when getting rid of an old appliance


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Large appliances raise some major issues once they need to be replaced. What should you do with your old stove, refrigerator, washer, dryer, or other appliance? Instead of illegally dumping your old model at a landfill, try having yours hauled away and properly recycled. Here’s more about large appliance recycling.

Consider Reusing It

If your old large appliance is still functional, but no longer of use to you, why not have it hauled to a new home? Try selling it online or calling various non-profit facilities that you could donate it to. This is the most eco-friendly method of getting rid of an old appliance. Because appliances are so big, bulky, and heavy, you’ll need a truck (and some muscle) to move it. A junk hauling company can help you with both.

Recycle

Appliances are made with a number of recyclable materials. Some of these are valuable resources that can be used to make new things. Some common examples include metals like copper, iron, and steel. In the recycling process, the appliance is disassembled, the metals are extracted and then used as scrap metal.

Many older appliances also contain toxic chemicals, which is another reason they should not be tossed into a landfill. Over time, chemicals like freon leak out of the appliance and into the soil, contaminating our drinking water. These chemicals are also released into the air, polluting the air quality.

Another reason large appliances should be recycled is their large size. They take up more than their share of space in landfills, many of which are already at capacity.

Large Appliance Recycling

If you have large appliances that you would like to recycle or send to a new home, the team at JDog Junk Removal & Hauling is here to help and do all the heavy lifting for you. We also know where to take your old appliances to be properly recycled. Contact us today at 844-GET-JDOG to schedule a pickup of your large appliance.