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.
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.
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Take It to a Disposal Center
If you have a truck or other vehicle that can handle the appliance, then you can take it to a disposal center yourself. Just make sure to call them ahead of time and ask if they accept your particular appliance. And appliances with hazardous materials often cannot be buried in landfills. So you may need an alternative for these. Small appliances can sometimes be put in metal recycling bins.