Appliance Removal: What are Your Options?
Here’s what to do when it’s time to upgrade your old appliances.
Every household appliance has a lifespan. After about a decade, you’ll usually start to see your washing machine, dryer, refrigerator, oven, or other large appliance is starting to work less efficiently. Once you notice strange noises, leaks, or the need for repair, it’s probably time to swap it out for a newer model. Newer appliances are more energy-efficient than older ones, so buying a new one will save you money in your energy bill. But what are you supposed to do with your old appliance? We’ve got some ideas. Read on for some options for appliance removal.
- Sell it. If your old appliance still works, try selling it online or in a yard sale. Someone might be on the hunt for a used (therefore cost-friendly) appliance.
- Donate it. If you’re not too tight on cash, consider seeking out charitable organizations or non-profit organizations that would gratefully accept a working appliance.
- Recycle it. Because appliances are made of metal, they’re easily recyclable. Taking your old appliance to a recycling facility is a great idea for models that no longer work. These facilities disassemble and recycle your old appliance, ensuring that it doesn’t end up rotting in a landfill. Appliances contain chemicals that are harmful to the environment. These chemicals leech into the groundwater supply and pollute the air when left to decompose in a landfill. Search for recycling facilities near you by searching Earth911.
- Swap it for your new one. When purchasing your new appliance, ask if they’ll be willing to haul your old machine away in its place. Many companies offer this service and will take it away to be recycled for a nominal fee.
- Ask a junk hauling company. Every appliance needs to be replaced eventually. However, most trash companies will not pick them up, so hauling them to the curb is not an option – plus they’re too heavy to lift on your own, anyway. At JDog Junk Removal & Hauling, we remove old appliances and safely dispose of them. If they are in good working order, we will find someone in the community who can use them. Contact us today by calling 844-GET-JDOG to schedule a pickup.