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How to Responsibly Get Rid of Your Old Appliances So They Don’t Destroy the Environment

washing machine large applianceIf you have been looking to get rid of your old appliances, maybe to make room for new ones or simply because they have reached the point of no return, then you have come to the right place. There are people and companies that have dedicated themselves to the purpose of responsible appliance removal and recycling, they know how important it is to make sure these things end up in the right places. Junk removal services can help you dispose of your old appliances properly to help give you peace of mind in addition to knowing you have done the right thing for the environment. Whenever you are replacing old appliances, you need to make sure you dispose of them in a proper manner so they go to the right place. First, you should ask yourself the following question:

  • Whether you should throw out, recycle or donate the appliance
  • Whether it is still in working condition and if so, can you give it to a non-profit organization for free
  • If there are places you can take them for free to be repaired if the appliances are broken
  • Whether it is more cost-friendly to replace or repair your old appliances

Responsible Old Appliance Recycling

Whenever you buy a new appliance, your local appliance retailers will usually include appliance recycling in the purchase price. Most local areas often have a safe way to get rid of any old appliances with some even opting to pick them from people for free if they have been replaced with a unit that’s more energy-efficient. If you are unable to find any takers for your old appliances, you can get into contact with any local landfill, as they will have safe alternatives for safe appliance removal or recycling. You also have the option of selling your old appliances for scrap for which, you will have to call a local scrap yard.

If your appliance is still in some kind of working condition then you will be happy to know that it might still be worth some money. Post your old working appliances on any re-selling websites and you could have a few takers. Even if the appliance does not work, you can still have it stripped for parts particularly large appliances, which can be sold to local scrap metal companies for their recyclable materials such as glass, plastic, and metal. If you do not get any buyers for some of your old appliances that are still working, you could donate your large usable appliances to some charitable organizations for a tax deduction.

Commercial junk removal companies can also remove your old appliances for you for a fee but you should also ask if they practice responsible appliance removal or appliance recycling. When you are choosing a junk removal company, ask whether the materials they pick up will be recycled or disposed of in landfills. With all these options available, you should be able to find a way to dispose of your old appliances responsibly and play a part in taking care of the environment by doing so.

Our Promise

Here at Mc-Junk we take pride in our ability to recycle. Even when we do a regular home junk removal job we recycle as much of it as we absolutely can. We are big proponents of taking the best care of the planet that we can. If you have any further questions about appliance or junk removal, feel free to contact Mc-junk!