Every homeowner and even many renters face the dilemma of getting rid of old appliances. For most of us, the thought of moving and hauling that large unit is daunting. And, even if we get it out of the house or apartment, then what? Old appliance removal is a challenge. But it can be made easier.
Getting rid of old appliances is one of those tasks that no one really relishes. For many of us it is a chore that is either thrust upon us unexpectedly - like when the washing machine quits - or by choice, as when we upgrade appliances.
Because most appliances are quite bulky, heavy and hard to move, simply getting them out of the house or apartment can be a huge challenge. If you do manage to get the thing out to the driveway or sidewalk, what then?
It's unlikely you're going to get that old dryer or dishwasher into the back of your Prius! And, even if you do have a vehicle you can get it into and haul it away with, what do you do with it?
Appliance Removal: Planning for Success
Moving appliances safely and efficiently should be done with a plan in mind. Knowing what to expect, what to avoid, and what to do first, and so on can make the task far easier and safer. With that in mind, we have created this handy appliance moving checklist to assist you in your own appliance moving adventure!
What To Do With Your Old Appliance
Once you've successfully removed and replaced your old, worn out or outdated appliances, what do you do with them? The decision for what to do with your old machines depends on the condition of the unit and whether you want to profit from it or simply get rid of it.
While some retailers will take them for you when they deliver your new machines, you are likely to be stuck with getting rid of them yourself.
It's also possible the you simply have old appliances around that are just taking up space in your house, your garage or your basement. After years of these machines simply getting in the way you may have decided it's time to get them out of there. But, as we've noted, loading, hauling and dumping large appliances can be a chore. And, in fact, it is often more of a chore than most homeowners are able to do by themselves.
So how to get rid of old appliances you don't want around any more?
The Best Method for Getting Rid of Old Appliances
When deciding how to get rid of your unwanted appliances there are a few things to take into consideration. In addition to the actual junk hauling chore, you should think about the condition of the appliance you want to get rid of.
Some appliances can't be easily sold or donated, such as appliances:
- that are no longer working
- with broken seals, frayed cords, or that overheat or smoke
- that have been recalled by manufacturers
Unless you find someone willing to fix them these old appliances have no real potential for re-use. But that doesn't mean that your only option is taking them to your local landfill. But even this option can involve restrictions and certain disposal requirements.
A better option for old and unusable appliances is to call a professional junk hauling firm. A reputable company like Junk King will do all the hard work for you and dispose of your old appliances in the best way possible.
The good news is that you actually have other options for your reusable appliances.
Getting Rid Of Old Appliances With Recycling
The good news is that your broken used appliances can be reused. While your old appliances that are still unusable and not in working condition might still be sold or donated to a charity, most often, appliance recycling is the more likely option to selling or donating them.
For most situations, the best way to do this is to have your non-working appliances professionally disassembled and the materials recycled. This is far better and easier than either dumping them someplace you shouldn't, or trying to take them to your local dump.
And, as we've already pointed out a few times, just moving and lifting a washer or dryer, for example, takes a lot of hard work. Not only that, it also requires that you have a vehicle that can accommodate them.
Better to have someone else take them for you!
Many professional junk removal teams are well trained for these tasks and they also have the right equipment to do it fast and efficiently.
Junk King - The Best Team for Appliance Disposal
Junk King is proud to be North America’s greenest junk removal service. We pioneered recycling based junk removal in 2005 and have been going greener ever since. We sort each and every job for metals, e-waste, paper, household goods, textiles, furniture and appliances, in our recycling warehouses.
But “going green” also means we donate, re-purpose, and reuse everything from clothing, toys, baby cribs and strollers to office furniture and supplies. We run many of our trucks run on bio diesel, a domestically produced fuel made from more environmentally safe non-petroleum, renewable resources. Junk King is committed to continuing to lead the way to help keep our planet clean, green and beautiful for the generations to come.
Ready to get rid of those old appliances?
It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3. You make an appointment by booking online above or by calling 1.888.888.JUNK (5865). Our professional and insured junk removal team will show up at your home or office. We call 15 minutes before we arrive on site and we’ll give you a free estimate based on how much room your junk takes up in our truck, with no hidden fees.