Convenient Appliance Removal Services
If you’ve ever tried to move a fridge or stove, you know it’s a difficult job without help. Lifting heavy objects alone can be dangerous, and can even cause back injuries if done incorrectly. Not to mention, it’s a pretty timely endeavor that’ll likely take up a good chunk of your time too.
When you call the friendly experts at 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, all the stress and worry of getting rid of those heavy old items goes out the window. Our crew is ready to get the job done and get those unneeded appliances out of sight—so give us a call today!
Why choose 1-800-GOT-JUNK? to remove and recycle your old home appliances?
At 1-800-GOT-JUNK? we’re experts in responsible, environmentally friendly appliance disposal. We’ve got the inside scoop on appliance recycling, equipment to handle your old appliance pick up safely, and skills to keep your back and home damage-free. And if your old appliance still works, we’ll donate it to charity. We’re in your neighborhood—find a 1-800-GOT-JUNK? location near you.
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.
Recycling household appliances in an environmentally friendly manner
Not only is do-it-yourself heavy appliance removal difficult on your back, but improper disposal can also harm the environment. Many old appliances contain ozone-depleting chemicals that disperse into the air when left to break down in a landfill. Taking the proper steps to handle your appliance disposal responsibly not only preserves your back health but the health of the environment, too.
Old appliances such as refrigerators, washing machines, air conditioners, microwaves, freezers, dishwashers, etc. that we haul away are safely recycled whenever 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 in a proper way;
- recover, treat or destroy the insulating foam in a proper way;
- safely dispose off hazardous waste products such as mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) ;
- properly recycle ‘used oil’ in the machines;
- and recycle all recoverable, durable materials including metal, plastic, and glass, to the extent possible.
Once the above process is completed, the appliance is then shredded into tiny pieces and piled up for segregation. After this, the magnets will remove any steel while the eddy currents will remove any nonferrous metals deposits like aluminum, etc. The remaining components like the tempered glass, and plastics are then separated and sold to manufacturers.
Appliance Removal FAQs
Can you throw a microwave in the garbage?
Microwaves are made up of metal, plastic, glass, and electronic components. These substances have the potential to be harmful to the environment if they are left to sit in a landfill. Recycling or donating your microwave keeps these harmful materials away from the environment.
If your microwave is in good working condition, donating it is always the best option. You might know someone else who can use it, or you can donate it to a local charity. If your microwave no longer works, it can be broken down into its components and recycled.
Why is small appliance recycling important?
Any product containing metal should be recycled. Production of new metals can be costly and damaging to the environment, and recycling them reduces the environmental impact of using metals. Many smaller appliances also contain substances that can decompose when left to sit in a landfill, releasing gases into the air and other toxins that can contaminate the soil and water supply.
Some communities mandate that some small appliances be recycled. But even if there isn’t a law in place to prevent these items from ending up in landfills, it’s always important to recycle these items where possible.
What old appliances can be recycled?
Most household appliances can be recycled, including those appliances listed on this page. Larger appliances are often broken down and used as scrap metal. The metal is then recycled by being separated, melted down, and reused in manufacturing. Smaller appliances often contain recyclable materials and can be recycled in local blue bins. However, the rules vary depending on location.
How should I dispose of appliances?
There are many ways to get rid of old appliances, depending on the condition of the item.
1. Donate it to charity.
If it still works, try donating it to a local charity. They may even be able to pick it up for you. Many local charities accept appliances of all sizes, and these items often go to people who may not be able to afford brand new items.
2. Sell it.
If your item is in good working condition, you could try to sell it online. Most people will be willing to pick up items directly from your home, so you don’t have to worry about transporting it.
3. Recycle it.
If your items don’t work anymore, you can also sell your appliances at local transfer stations or scrap metal recyclers. You’ll need a truck and will have to load up your items and drop them off yourself. This method may take more time, but it’s always the right move to recycle your items if you can.
4. Use a junk removal company.
If you don’t have time to sell your old appliances, or aren’t able to take it to a recycling facility or donation center on your own, call 1-800-GOT-JUNK? to take care of it for you. We handle all the lifting, loading, and proper disposal of your items, so you can save yourself time and stress!
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
- Washing Machines
- Water Heaters
- Drying Machines