Appliances will eventually lose their steam, and you’ll want to get rid of them. The big question is, what do you do with it? You may be thinking that you need to haul your old refrigerator or stove to the nearest landfill, but you may have some other options that you can consider. You want to think about the materials that your appliances contain, which could help you to make a determination regarding the course of action that you should take. There are a number of ways that you could recycle your old appliances. Let’s look at some of those options.
- Make Some Money-Sell
A piece of appliance that is in relative working order, but doesn’t meet your standard is one that you should consider selling rather than throwing out. It just might be the type of appliance that someone is looking to buy that is within their budget. You can place an ad on Craigslist, tout it on Facebook, or hold a yard sale in order to find a new home for it. Maybe a used appliance shop would buy it from you or a repair shop that could fix an issue that may be a feature. You could also sell your old appliance to a scrap metal yard or metal recycler.
- Make it a Donation
Donating to charity is a good way to relieve yourself of your old, unwanted appliance. Someone out there can appreciate it, despite its condition. You get no cash, but a donation is something that could net you a tax deduction. If it’s clean and in working condition, you can find a charity that will take it off your hands. Nonprofit organizations like Goodwill, Salvation Army, or the Habitat for Humanity ReStores, as well as some churches, may be accepting appliance donations.
- Recycling Programs
You may be surprised to find that there are a number of recycling programs available that you could use to rid yourself of your old appliance. The appliance manufacturer itself may have a recycling program in place, so it doesn’t hurt to call and find out if the company has one in operation. If you are already looking at a retailer to get a new appliance, there is a chance that the retailer will recycle your old appliance if you purchase from them. It is also possible that there your local waste management or public works departments pick up and recycle old appliances as well, even if it’s for a small fee.
Allied Recycling Center can help you with your recycling needs by providing safe and environmentally friendly options for you to get rid of your old appliance. If you have questions about recycling and our process, or you are ready to come see us you can call us at (508) 668-8699 or contact us online via our website.