Bundle Removal With New Appliance
For larger appliances, like washers and dryers, many stores will offer removal services as an option when you are buying a new model. Look for stores that offer a deal for a free removal as part of your upgrade. And stores may try to charge a fee for this service, but bundling it with the price of a new model is common.
Call a Service
Call up your local waste disposal center, landfill or garbage experts and ask them about pickup services. When asking about how to get rid of your appliance, remember to be specific about what appliance you want removed. And be ready to tell them the year it was manufactured, if they ask. This is often the most expensive option, so make sure to inquire about fees and see if there is any way to save some money.
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Contact Your Utility Company
Utility companies in most states are very good about offering appliance recycling services on their own or through government programs. This is a great option for what to do with old appliances because you can often get a refund, waiver or even cash for doing this. The catch is that utility companies typically only accept refrigerators and freezers. However, some will agree to pickup heating or cooling units, if you leave them out at the same time.