Buying a new dishwasher is always exciting until it comes time to figure out what to do with your old one. 

Can you put it curbside, or do you have to hire a removal service? 

There are a few factors to consider before you ditch that dishwasher. We list all your options below.

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The Basics of Dishwasher Removal

When asking yourself how to dispose of a dishwasher, first consider if the dishwasher is in working condition. Perhaps you’re doing a remodel and upgrading your existing appliances. If so, you may have a working unit that can be sold or donated.

If your dishwasher is not in working condition, you may still be able to advertise it for free. Many times, someone might want it for parts or to try and refurbish it.

Or maybe it’s just junk at this point, in which case you have four options:

  1. Find out if your city offers curbside pick up
  2. Take it to a recycling center
  3. Rent a dumpster
  4. Call Junk It Junk Removal in Portland

We can haul away your old dishwasher (or any appliances for that matter), and we do it quickly and efficiently, so you don’t have to worry about it anymore.

Contact us for more details.

4 FAQs About Dishwasher Removal

You have an old dishwasher that needs to be removed, which means you probably have some questions — especially if you’ve never had to dispose of one before.

Below are the questions we get asked the most.

#1: How Do I Get My Old Dishwasher Ready for Disposal?

Anytime you’re preparing a dishwasher (or any appliance) for disposal, you want to follow these four steps:

  1. Make sure there is no food waste leftover in your dishwasher.
  2. Turn off the power settings before you disconnect your dishwasher.
  3. Shut off the electricity to the area to avoid any gas or electrical issues.
  4. Remove any hazards, such as doors that can swing open during transit.

#2: Can I Dump My Dishwasher Curbside for City Pickup?

Depending on your ZIP code, you may be able to leave your dishwasher curbside on scheduled bulk waste removal days. Either call or check your city’s website for more information. Fees and proper disposal instructions may apply. 

It’s very important to follow the rules carefully to avoid paying hefty fines. Also, you should never throw your old dishwasher into a city or private dumpster.

#3: Where Would I Take My Dishwasher to Be Recycled?

Many cities have recycling centers that accept old appliances or recycling services that charge a fee for appliance pickup. But if you don’t have transportation, you will need to call a professional, such as Junk It Junk Removal in Portland, OR. 

Our team knows how to properly recycle unwanted dishwashers. We’ll pick up your old appliances at your convenience and ensure they are handled responsibly.

#4: How Much Does Dishwasher Removal and Disposal Cost?

At Junk It, our prices are 100% transparent. We include all labor and dump fees and charge by the cubic yard. Simply contact us or send us a photo and we can provide an estimate before we come out.

Let Junk It Take Your Worries Away By Removing Your Old Dishwasher For You

If you’ve been wondering how to dispose of a dishwasher, then wonder no more. Junk It Junk Removal in Portland has your back.

We’re the junk removal professionals. 

Save time — and your back — and let us do the heavy lifting. 

Call us for a free quote. We’re here to serve you.