Have a stash of old appliances you want to get rid of? You’re not alone. The average American throws away about 46 pounds of e-waste every year, yet only 15 is recycled.
The rest ends up in landfills, wreaking havoc on the environment. Heavy metals from electronics such as lead, cadmium, and mercury release ozone-depleting substances into the atmosphere and contaminate groundwater, posing serious public health risks.
Due to this, taking the proper steps to handle your appliance disposal is crucial.
Fortunately, there are several options that can help you get rid of them.
Here are a few things you can do:
Want to upgrade your old fridge, freezer, or washing machine? Trading it in at your local appliance store. You can earn store credit or get cold hard cash for retired gear.
Contact your local appliance store to find out if they can assist you with your trade-in.
If your appliances are in good condition or only need minor repairs, you can sell them at a yard sale or to a local appliance reseller. If you can’t find someone in your immediate area, try online websites like eBay, Craigslist, and Letgo.
If selling is not an option, there are plenty of non-profit groups that would be happy to recycle your old appliances or give them to needy families. Check your local resources for such outlets.
Some municipalities host "dump days" in which residents can dispose of or donate working and broken appliances. This could be free or you might be charged a nominal fee. Check with your city's sanitation department for information on the next dump day.
You can skip the entire hassle of getting rid of your old gear by hiring a professional company that specializes in e-waste disposal. The best part is you won’t have to carry the heavy load or worry about where it will end up because the junk removal company will dispose of it safely.
At Green Team Junk Removal, we make it our mission to see that your old electronics end up in the right place. We provide fast free appliance removal in Worcester and Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.
We even go the extra mile by donating as much as we can to charities.
Schedule a free junk removal estimate today!