Junk Removal in
2021-12-22 By Owen
Most people have the misconception that throwing away an appliance is a fairly simple task. In reality, it can be quite difficult due to hazardous materials, and then there’s also all of these old used items you need disposal for as well! So, read on to learn more about home appliance disposal.
Why is old appliance disposal so difficult? There are a few different answers. But, most boil down to a few factors. One reason is their size. Being so large makes them hard to handle. Then, there are the materials. Appliances have a whole lot of components and materials. Which means they might or might not be recyclable. That in turn makes it hard to dispose of in one single place.
The cost of appliance pick-up and/or disposal varies. For example, your municipal public works department may [or may not] provide free collection of refrigerant-containing appliances or there may be a fee for this service, which may vary by appliance type. Some retailers offer appliance pick-up and disposal services with the purchase and delivery of a new model. Depending on the retailer, a fee of $10 to $50 may be charged for this service. --U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Most local trash collection agencies won’t even accept unwanted appliances. Or, will only haul them away for a fee. Since this creates a hassle, people might look for alternatives. However, illegal dumping is a big risk and costs far more than, say, hiring a junk removal service to haul appliances away.
Now, let’s take a quick look at what you should do with appliances. Aside from cleaning them up and giving them a tune-up for continued use, there are some other options. Here are a few home appliance disposal options:
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