Should I Dispose or Recycle My Home Appliance

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It’s happened. You’ve grown up. Instead of getting excited about new bars in your area, you get excited when you get a new grocery store. So saving up to get a new matching washer and dryer set with the storage drawers is on your Top 5 life goals now.

You have the money, picked them out, and are having them delivered. But now you realize you have no idea what to do with the used appliance. Is there a handy friend that can help you? No? Okay, then let’s see what your options are.

Try the Social Media Route

If you are looking to get a few bucks from your used washer you can always try to sell it. There are a few super easy places to start if that’s how you want to go.

  • Facebook Marketplace
  • Local city Facebook groups
  • Ask neighbors

See What’s in Your Area

If you are only looking to get rid of your used fridge and aren’t really bothered by where it ends up, there’s a few options for that.

  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Local church
  • Local women’s shelter
  • The EPA’s Responsible Appliance Disposal
  • American Council of the Blind

These places will take your used dryer and make sure it goes to someone or someplace that is in true need. Just make sure the used item is in working condition, or call to ask what the qualifications for the appliance are.

Swap Them Out

If you are purchasing a new fridge from a major retailer, just ask them to take your old one and let them worry about it. Most places will take your old stove away free of charge when dropping off and installing your new one. You can just hide in the other room with your drink while all of the work and worry is taken care of for you!

If It Doesn’t Work

If there’s no saving your dishwasher and there’s no way you can make a buck from it, then you might have to pay to have it hauled away. Waste removal companies will take your old friend away and make sure it goes somewhere where it won’t hurt the environment. If you don’t want the hassle and have about $50, this might be the way to go.


A free way to get rid of your old appliances is to get a hold of your local picker. Post on your local Facebook groups. List what you have and what the condition of the item is. You’ll get responses from local pickers who will come get it for you. This is a win-win because you don’t have to pay any money, your old stove goes bye-bye, and the picker gets another item to use for parts. Everyone’s happy.

Just Don’t Leave It Outside

Appliances can be bad for the ozone layer if disposed of incorrectly. Don’t just push your old fridge out in the backyard and hope no one notices. That’s not going to help your property value. Or the environment. You can always trust Max Appliances to take care of your used appliances and we are the experts to call. Contact us today at (844)874-4184!

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