Air Conditioner Recycling and Disposal Service

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Dispose of your old air conditioner without lifting a finger. At 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, we specialize in air conditioner recycling and disposal, making the process easy and hassle-free for you. Our full-service AC unit disposal is reliable, with on-time service that fits your schedule.

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Safe and eco-friendly AC recycling

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One all-inclusive price for any air conditioner. For details on price for multiple items visit our Pricing page.

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Everything is included:

  • Removal from anywhere—no need to move it outside
  • All loading and clean-up
  • Friendly two-person team who are fully licensed and insured
  • Disposal and environmental fees
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An old air conditioner unit

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We take all types of air conditioners

  • Window AC units
  • Central air systems
  • Portable air conditioners
  • Ductless mini-splits
  • Hybrid air conditioners
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems
  • Smart air conditioners
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Why should you hire a professional air conditioner recycling and disposal service?

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If your old air conditioner is in good condition, we always aim to repurpose or donate it by partnering with local charities that can accept it. We're strong believers in extending the lifespan of your appliances and reducing waste wherever we can.

If the air conditioner isn't able to be repurposed or local charities aren't accepting new donations, we'll make sure its materials are sorted at an appropriate local recycling facility. Most old air conditioners contain valuable metals and components that can be recycled for a better impact on the environment.

Old air conditioner removal: we take care of it all

Whether it's a single window unit or an entire central air system, our Junk Removal professionals can get rid of your old air conditioners in a breeze.

Our full-service appliance removal handles everything from pick up to disposal. You won't need to carry your air conditioner out of your house or haul it to the right recycling facility.

Our experienced crew will take it right from your living room - or any other room in your home - and carefully lift it out of your house without damaging your walls or personal items.

Then, you'll see our clean, shiny truck haul your old air conditioner away either for a new life in another home or to sort the materials for recycling to help make something entirely new! As the world's largest Junk Removal service, you'll know that we care as much as you about disposing of your old appliances responsibly.

Get rid of your old AC with 1-800-GOT-JUNK?

Don't let an old air conditioner waste space in your home. Simply schedule a pickup with us, and we'll do the rest.

With 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, air conditioner recycling and disposal is a breeze. Contact us today to see how we can help you reclaim your space.

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An air conditioner unit is important to recycle because it contains components made of easily repurposed and recycled materials such as metals and hard plastics. However, the EPA states it also contains very hazardous chemicals like refrigerant which are acutely and chronically toxic, and require handling with extreme care and safety gear.

To recycle your old air conditioner, you’ll need to check with your local government recycling facility where the dropoff location is for appliances to start.

Once you know where it’s going, it’s time to remove the AC unit from your home. If you’re getting rid of a portable AC unit, that process is simple enough if you were the one who set it up and can carry it to your car to get to the recycling facility. If you’re trying to get rid of a central air system or even a window AC unit that needed installation, that process may be more difficult and require professional assistance.

Then, it’s time to haul your AC unit over to the local recycling facility you identified earlier to drop it off for recycling. Some facilities may have designated areas or procedures for accepting appliances or electronic waste, so be sure to follow their instructions.

Removing an air conditioner unit from a window or wall safely requires following the steps below to ensure that it’s done without causing damage to the unit or surrounding structures. Here's a step-by-step process to safely remove an air conditioner unit:

  1. Set up the AC unit and surrounding workspace for a safe removal. Make sure to turn off the air conditioner. Unplug it from it’s electrical outlet and ensure there is no connection to live electricity. Clear the area surrounding the AC so you don’t accidentally knock anything else over. Grab any necessary tools like screwdriver.
  2. Secure the unit and disconnect attachments. If the AC unit is mounted somewhere precarious like a window ledge, find something sturdy like a chair or table that can stop it from falling off once you start removing any screws or other mounting hardware. If there are drainage hoses or window seals, disconnect them carefully from the unit.
  3. Remove the mountain hardware. Mounting hardware can include screws, brackets, or support bars holding the unit in place. Use appropriate tools depending on your air conditioning unit.
  4. Remove and transport the unit. Now that the unit is fully separated from your window or wall, carefully remove the unit and take it to your car for transportation to the recycling facility or its pickup destination. Always take safety precautions when doing heavy lifting including keeping your back upright at all times, not carrying anything too heavy, and having someone spot or support you.

By following these steps, you can safely remove an air conditioner unit from a window or wall without causing damage to the unit or surrounding structures. If you're unsure about any aspect of the removal process, call the professionals at 1-800-GOT-JUNK?. We’ve been helping with air conditioner recycling and disposal since 1989!

Unfortunately, most local waste collection will not accept AC units with curbside pickup.

Air conditioners are considered hazardous waste due to the refrigerant they contain which is harmful if not properly disposed of. Beyond their potential harm, some AC units can be too large to include in regular garbage pick ups.

There are a small handful of locations where they may take these appliances on bulk pickup days. It's best to check with your local waste management facility or city government for specific guidelines.

Want to never think about your old AC unit again by tomorrow? 1-800-GOT-JUNK? can ensure your AC unit is out of your house ASAP without any extra work from you. Book your AC unit disposal online.

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