Appliance pick up and removal services near you
You’re probably already well aware that trying to move a fridge, stove, or other large appliance on your own is an extremely difficult task, and can even be dangerous if done incorrectly. Not only that, but it seems to take forever without help—eating up your already limited free time. Who’s got the patience for that?
When you call the friendly junk-hauling experts at 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, all that stress, frustration, and back pain goes right out the window. Our crew is ready to get the job done and have those old appliances out of your home in no time—so give us a call today!
Why choose 1-800-GOT-JUNK? to recycle and dispose of your old home appliances?
1-800-GOT-JUNK? are experts in responsible and environmentally friendly disposal of old appliances. We’ve got all the skills and equipment needed to handle appliance removal safely while keeping your home—and your back—free of any damage. If your old appliance still works, we’ll donate it to charity so it can get as much use as possible. We’re in your neighborhood, so find a 1-800-GOT-JUNK? location near you now!
How our pricing works
The final cost of your junk removal can vary depending on what we take, how much needs to be removed, and how much space it takes up in our trucks. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is always happy to provide you with an onsite, no-obligation estimate, so don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. Click here to see our pricing.
We pick up and recycle your old appliances where possible
Disposing of your old appliances on your own can not only harm your back, but doing it improperly can also cause harm to the environment. Many old appliances contain ozone-depleting chemicals that disperse into the air when they’re left in a landfill. Let’s get it done right—your back and the world around you will thank you! Old appliances that we collect like refrigerators, washing machines, air conditioners, microwaves, and more are safely recycled or donated to charity for further use when possible.
How do we do it?
Household appliances are mostly made up of metal and other chemicals that are responsible for their proper functioning. Excessive caution needs to be taken so that we protect Earth’s climate and ozone layer during the process of disposing of the appliances. The first step of recycling old appliances is to make sure any hazardous materials like mercury switches or refrigerants are removed. These materials are then recovered and recycled.
In the process of recycling, we make sure that we:
- Recover, treat, or destroy the refrigerant and the insulating foam the right way
- Safely dispose off hazardous waste products such as mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)
- Properly recycle ‘used oil’ in the machines
- Recycle all recoverable, durable materials including metal, plastic, and glass to the extent possible
Once the above are completed, the appliance is then shredded into tiny pieces and piled up for sorting. After this, the magnets will remove any steel while the eddy currents will remove any nonferrous metals deposits like aluminum. The remaining components, like the tempered glass and plastics, are then separated and sold to manufacturers.
Appliance pick up and removal FAQs
Can you throw small appliances in the trash?
No, small appliances cannot be thrown in the bin. Many local trash collection services do not accept small appliances because the components that make up these items, such as metal, plastic, glass, and electronic elements, can cause harm to the environment if left in the landfill. Instead of throwing your used appliances in the trash, you should first try to recycle them. Many of the materials used to make microwaves, blenders, and toasters can be salvaged or reused to create new products. Plus, keeping appliances out of landfills also reduces the amount of space this waste takes up and keeps harmful chemicals from affecting the land.
What old appliances can be recycled?
Most household appliances can be recycled. Larger appliances, like refrigerators, washing and drying machines, or ovens, are often broken down and used as scrap metal. The metal is then separated, melted down, and reused in manufacturing. You’ll need to transport large items to the transfer station or recycling center on your own, since many local household recycling programs aren’t equipped to handle large item pickup. Smaller appliances like toasters, microwaves and cooking pans contain metal and can often be recycled in local blue bins. However, the rules vary based on location. If you have several small items, you may need to take them to a recycling facility.
How do I get rid of old appliances?
There are many ways to get rid of old appliances. Before you simply throw it out, consider the item’s condition. If it’s still in working order, look into donating it. If the item has seen better days, it should be recycled instead of going to the landfill.
Here are some ways to handle your old appliances:
- Donate working items to secondhand stores or charities.
- Salvage old appliances for parts.
- Find out if your trash collectors accept kitchen appliances.
- Bring them to your local recycling facility.
- Sell them online.
- Hire a junk removal service, like 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, for appliance removal.
- Pay a handyman to fix them.
In order to keep the environment safe, scrap metal and electrical components should be kept out of landfills at all costs. Luckily, there are many other alternatives to throwing appliances into the bin.
Appliances that we take
As long as no hazardous items are present, we can take care of just about any old appliance in your home or office, including:
- Air Conditioners
- Clothes Dryers
- Space Heaters
- Stoves & Ovens
- Water Heaters
- Washing Machines