First, Don’t Take Appliances Apart
Don’t try to disassemble appliance for parts or other purposes. Larger appliance may contain dangerous materials, such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) or poisonous foam insulation. And other appliances could have pilot lights that contain toxic chemicals such as mercury.
Try Selling or Giving
In many cases, if the appliance still works or can be repaired, there’s someone out there who wants it. So consider placing an ad on craigslist or another local site, offering the appliance for sale or for anyone to pick it for free. In some neighborhoods, it’s customary to put things you want to get rid of on the curb or in the alley with a “FREE” sign.
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If you would rather donate your appliance, The Salvation Army often accepts working appliances and may even offer pick up services. Habitat for Humanity has “ReStores” that will also accept appliances. Also, you may want to check with local charities to see if they accept appliances.