A. Recycle it. First, check with your electric company to see if they offer a payment program (they may offer you a rebate to replace your old, inefficient appliance). Since some payment programs have required specifications for appliances (e.g., must be in working condition, of a certain date and/or dimension), you may also need to confirm that your appliance is acceptable. If you are buying a new appliance, check with your retailer to see if they will remove your old appliance when they deliver the new one. According to the Appliance Recycling Information Center (ARIC) 97% of retailers will remove your old appliance when they install a new appliance. Many cities schedule pick-up or drop-off dates or allow consumers to drop off their unwanted appliances at a local site. Local scrap dealers may pick up your appliance for free or you may have to pay a small fee.
Appliance recycling information:
– U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
– Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers
– Earth 911