After years of dealing with subpar kitchen or laundry equipment, you are finally treating yourself to a suite of shiny, new appliances.

You’re excited about your purchases, but at the same time, you’re wondering how to dispose of appliances you no longer want.

Don’t fret — your old appliance disposal doesn’t have to be difficult.

Keep reading to discover everything you need to know about appliance disposal, including recycling options and who you can turn to for help.

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The Basics of Appliance Disposal

Old appliances in your home might include:

  • Refrigerators
  • Freezers
  • Dishwashers
  • Microwaves
  • Stoves; or
  • Washer and dryer sets

When removing these, you will first have to disconnect them from their electrical source. This usually involves pulling the appliance away from the wall.

Often, an appliance is built into its surroundings — like a microwave or fridge fixed within cabinets — which makes disconnection and removal more complicated.

Another issue with appliance disposal is their bulkiness and weight. You’ll need many strong people or special equipment — or both — to help you get these items moved out of your home.

But what if you didn’t have to worry about all of that? The pros at Junk It Junk Removal will pick up many items, including old appliances, and dispose of them for you. 

Problem solved!

3 FAQs About Appliance Disposal

#1: How Can I Find Out Where to Dispose of Appliances I No Longer Need?

When wondering where to dispose of appliances, you may think of an appliance dump, such as a section of a landfill where old appliance drop-off is allowed.

There are several problems with this solution, though:

  1. Since appliances are large and bulky, they take up a lot of space in landfills — and that’s not good for the environment. Appliances that aren’t disposed of responsibly can also release harmful chemicals into the environment.
  2. Appliances are heavy and hard to move.
  3. Most of us probably don’t have the vehicle space to haul away an old refrigerator or washing machine.

A much better solution is to let the expert Portland junk removal team at Junk It do the job for you.

#2: Can You Recycle Old Appliances?

Old appliances can be recycled through proper appliance disposal

The benefits of this include:

  • Energy savings when inefficient old appliances are no longer used
  • Avoiding the release of chemicals, such as used oil or refrigerants; and
  • Keeping plastic and metal out of landfills

#3: How Much Does Appliance Disposal Cost?

You can find Junk It’s debris removal pricing matrix here. Our costs are based on how much room your old appliances take up in the truck — with no hidden fees. 

We can give you an estimate for your old appliance removal in person, or offer a ballpark cost of service over the phone.

Let Junk It Take Your Worries Away by Removing Your Old Appliances for You

Don’t get stressed out wondering how to dispose of appliances you don’t want. The professional and trusted team at Junk It will take care of it all.

As a local, family-owned company specializing in residential and commercial junk removal in the greater Portland area, we’ve seen everything. 

Let us reduce the stress of cleaning the mess.