Your dryer just isn’t working the way it used to. Or perhaps you’ve repaired it more times than you care to admit and are ready to ditch it for something new.

We get it. But, what to do with a broken dryer? You have options.

We’ll cover everything you need to know about recycling or disposing of an old dryer the correct way.

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The Basics of Dryer Removal

You’re googling “what to do with old dryer” and the results page doesn’t give you the answers you need. Frustrating. We break it down simply so that you can choose the option that works best for you and ensure you’re not getting into trouble with any local rules or laws.

First things first, is the dryer in working condition? Maybe you’ve been eyeballing something new and you’re just ready to upgrade. In this case, you may want to consider selling or donating your dryer. 

If the dryer is not in working condition, you may want to try advertising it for free. Someone may want to repair it for use or recycle it for spare parts. 

But, if your dryer is simply just junk, you have four options to choose from:

  1. Find out if your city will pick it up curbside
  2. Haul it to a recycling center
  3. Rent a dumpster if you have multiple bulk items to dispose of
  4. Call Junk It Junk Removal in Portland

We’ll remove your old dryer (or any appliances for that matter) quickly and efficiently, so you don’t have to worry about the details.

Contact us for more details.

4 FAQs About Dryer Removal

You have an old dryer that needs to be disposed of, which means you likely have some questions — especially if you’ve never disposed of a dryer before.

Below are the questions we get asked the most.

#1: How Do I Prepare My Old Dryer for Removal?

Anytime you’re preparing your old dryer (or any appliance) for disposal, you want to follow these three steps:

  1. Turn off the power settings before disconnecting the dryer.
  2. Shut off the electricity to the dryer to avoid any electrical or gas issues.
  3. Remove any hazards, like doors that may swing open during transit.

#2: What Are the Steps Involved in Recycling Old Dryers (and Washers)?

Generally, all appliances (dryers included) need to be disassembled before they can be recycled. You will then need to transport the dryer to an approved recycling facility. 

In Oregon, for example, all appliances must be recycled under the law and set standards are in place to reduce the environmental impact.

So, instead of wondering, “how to recycle an old dryer” let Junk It handle it for you. We are fully licensed, insured, and compliant with all appliance disposal laws.

#3: Will the Municipality Pick Up My Old Dryer?

Depending on where you live, you may be able to leave your old dryer curbside on scheduled bulk waste removal days. You can call or check your city’s website for more information. Fees may apply. 

It’s important to note that you should never throw your old dishwasher into a city or private dumpster, this could result in hefty fines.

#4: Do You Pick Up Any Other Appliances?

Absolutely. We can take care of the responsible removal and disposal of the following items:

  • Stoves
  • Ovens
  • Dishwashers
  • Washing machines
  • Refrigerators
  • Freezers
  • Air Conditioners
  • Commercial appliances
  • And more 

Click here for a full list of the appliances and items that Junk It Junk Removal can dispose of for you.

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

You can rest easy when Junk It Junk Removal is on the job. We can take care of your old dryer removal in no time.

We’re the pros when it comes to junk removal, from understanding the local laws around appliance recycling to where to take your old junk to be disposed of properly.

Instead of breaking your back lugging your old dryer up the basement stairs, call us for a free estimate instead. We’re here to help!