Lifting heavy objects, such as a refrigerator or washing machine, without help can be dangerous and can cause serious back injuries if done incorrectly.
Removing heavy appliances on your own is difficult and improper disposal will harm the environment. When breaking down in a landfill, older appliances contain ozone-depleting chemicals that disperse into the air. Responsible appliance disposal not only preserves your back health but the health of the environment, too.
At JUNK XPRESS, we are experts in responsible appliance disposal. We have the inside scoop on appliance recycling, the safety-equipment to handle your old appliances, and the skills to keep your back and home damage-free. If your old appliance still works, we will donate it to charity. We are in your neighborhood—find a JUNK XPRESS location near you.
Here is how our service works:
2. Our friendly, uniformed truck team will call you shortly before your scheduled appointment window.
3. When we arrive, just point to the old or broken appliances you want to have removed, we will safely remove and haul it all away, and tidy up the area. We will recycle and donate whatever we can, whenever possible.
Microwaves are made up of metal, plastic, glass, and electronic components and have the potential to be harmful to the environment if they are left to sit in a landfill. Recycling or donating your microwave keeps these harmful substances away from our environment.
If your microwave is in good working condition, donating it to someone else or to a local charity is always the best option. If your microwave no longer works, it can be broken down and recycled.
Any product containing metal should be recycled. Manufacturing new metals can be costly and potentially harmful to our environment. Recycling metals reduces the environmental impact. Smaller appliances also contain substances which decompose when left to sit in a landfill and release gases and toxins into the air and contaminate the soil and water supply.
Smaller appliances often contain recyclable materials and can be recycled. This varies, depending on location. Some communities mandate small appliance recycling, but when there isn’t a law, it is always important to recycle these items where possible.
Most household appliances can be recycled, including:
Larger appliances are typically broken down and used as scrap. The scrap metal is then recycled by being separated, melted down, and reused in manufacturing.
There are many ways to get rid of old appliances, depending on the condition.
1. Donate it to charity.
If it works, try donating it to a local charity. Many local charities accept appliances of all sizes and may even pick them up for you. Many time these are dispersed to families in need.
2. Sell it.
If your item is in good working condition, try selling it online. Most people will be willing to pick up items directly from your home, so you don’t have to worry about transporting it.
3. Recycle it.
If they don’t work anymore, if you have a truck and have the ability to load and unload your items, you can bring the appliances to local transfer stations or scrap metal recyclers. This may not save you time, but it is an option.