Dayton appliance recycling is a great way to remove old appliances from your home and recycling them instead of sending them to the landfill. You can call to set up Dayton appliance recycling right now, while saving money! Otherwise, you can read our full blog on what we recycle, and which appliances we can take!
When it’s time to replace some of your appliances, you want to make sure your old appliances are handled correctly. While some people would simply have these old appliances hauled away or take them to the dump themselves, more and more people are now looking into appliance recycling. You want to make certain your old appliances don’t end up in the landfill. Fortunately, there are many ways for appliances to be recycled now.
Before you can recycle an appliance, though, there are a few things you should do. Here are some tips for preparing for appliance recycling in Dayton Ohio.
Clean Everything Out
If you recycle a lot, you likely already know that you need to rinse out bottles and other containers that had food in them. Food particles can contaminate batches of recycling, making it impossible to reuse the materials. With appliances, you also need to clean them out. This means taking out any old food and other junk that may have accumulated. You should also try to scrub off any major stains or other accumulated gunk. For example, if a container of jam broke inside your refrigerator, you’ll want to try to get rid of any of the jam left.
You don’t necessarily have to make the appliances look brand new, but you do want to remove any major stains or other stuff that could interfere with the recycling process. This often only applies to appliances such as refrigerators, microwaves, or ovens, but you should still check any old washers, dryers, and other items before you put them out for recycling.
Of course, be sure to remove anything you want to keep. With most appliances, there aren’t a lot of drawers or hidden places to check, but go ahead and give your appliances a once-over before you set them aside to have them recycled.
Remove the Doors and Other Hazards
If you’re moving the old appliances out of the house while you want for a Dayton recycling service, be sure to take the doors off and remove any other hazards. Kids and pets could get trapped inside an old refrigerator or dryer, which can be very dangerous if no one knows where they are. Remove anything that could easily break or be harmful, too.
If you’re using Junk King for your appliance recycling, there’s no need to move the old appliances out of your home. However, you may need to move them elsewhere so you can put the replacement appliance in its place. Even if you’re only moving your old refrigerator to the garage, you should still remove the doors so no one can get trapped inside. While a child or a pet may not get trapped inside it, you wouldn’t want a rodent or other pest to get into the appliance.
Remember to tie up the power cord and any other hoses, too. If possible, remove them from the appliance. While you can do that with a dryer hose and washing machine hoses, you often can’t remove the power cable. Tie it up to make it safer to move the appliance and to make sure it doesn’t present a hazard.
Have a Place to Keep the Old Appliances
If you’ve bought a new appliance, especially if you’re replacing a broken one, you want to put it in place right away so you can start using it. That means you need to find a place to keep your old appliance. You can put it out on the curb, but that looks unsightly. You could also potentially be fined, especially if you live in an area with a homeowner’s association. While Junk King will take the appliance out of your home for you, you may need to move it to the garage or a back porch.
Wherever you want to store it, make sure there’s space to put it there. Also, consider how you’re going to move the appliance. Do you have a dolly or other equipment to help you move it? Kitchen appliances tend to be rather heavy and bulky. You don’t want to hurt yourself trying to move a heavy item into the garage. You also don’t want to damage doorways, scratch up the floors, or cause other damage to your home. If you’re uncertain if you can safely and easily move the old appliance, you should leave it until Junk King can remove it for you.
Understand Your Appliance Recycling Options
Junking your appliances may be fairly easy, but what if you want to recycle them? Dayton recycling services will not pick up large appliances or anything that doesn’t fit into your standard recycling bin. If you search for junk removal in Dayton Ohio, you may find that many of these companies don’t offer recycling, either. They will pick up your old appliances, but they will take them all straight to the landfill.
Junk King will not. We do our best to recycle everything we pick up, including appliances. While it’s not as simple to recycle a dryer or an over as it is to recycle plastic bottles or newspapers, it can still be done. We work with a number of partners in Dayton that specialize in appliance recycling. There’s no extra cost to you, either. We charge the same regardless of whether or not the appliance is recycled.
Why Choose Junk King for Recycling?
When you call Junk King to pick up an old appliance for recycling, you know you’re going to get the best price. We only charge you for the amount of space in the truck that your appliance takes up. You won’t pay for a giant truck and then only use a small corner of it. We carefully keep costs under control so junk removal and appliance recycling are available for everyone.
We also make the process as easy as possible. You can call or text us photos to get a quote for old appliance pick up, but we also offer online booking and in-person estimates. When we come to look at the appliances and other junk you want us to take, we are often able to bring one of our trucks with us. That means if you accept our quote, we can go to work right away. There’s no need for you to schedule a second pick-up.
Our estimates are always free, and there’s no obligation associated with them. We keep our pricing transparent, and there are no added fees or other costs added later. You’ll know exactly what you’re paying when you call Junk King. There’s no additional charge for recycling, either. You don’t even need to sort out recyclable items from non-recyclable ones. We will do that.
How Does Appliance Recycling Work?
Appliance recycling isn’t as straightforward as recycling water bottles or aluminum cans. Instead, appliances have to be taken apart. For refrigerators and freezers, the antifreeze has to be drained out. This must be done by a licensed professional. Once any hazardous chemicals are removed, the appliances are taken apart so the various components can be recycled. The metal components are recycled the same as other metal items are, while the glass is recycled just like glass jars. It takes a little more time since they have to be taken apart, but in the end, appliances are easily recycled.
What Can You Do with Appliances that Still Work?
If you have appliances that still work, do you want to send them to an appliance recycling center? Junk King will take working appliances, but we don’t trash them or recycle them. Instead, we donate them to one of our local partners. There are people and organizations in Dayton that need refrigerators, washers, dryers, air conditioners, and other appliances. We will donate anything working as well as anything that’s in good condition, such as sofas and other furniture, to those in need.
Just like with recyclables, we sort out anything useable and set it aside for donation. If you let us know that an appliance works, it will save us some time, but it’s not necessary. We’ll check all the appliances when we get them.
What Else Does Junk King Do?
In addition to providing appliance recycling, Junk King can pick up just about any trash and other garbage you have. This includes furniture, yard waste, DIY construction waste, hot tubs, electronic waste, and much more. We provide commercial junk hauling as well as residential pickup, and we recycle/donate items from commercial businesses, too. Just read a few Junk King reviews to see how satisfied our customers have been.
If you search for “appliance recycling near me” you may find a number of results for recycling centers, but you’ll likely have to get the appliances there yourself. With Junk King, that’s not an issue. We handle everything from moving them out of your home to getting them to the recycling center. You don’t have to worry about doing anything once you call us.
If you have a few old appliances you need to get rid of but don’t want them to go to the landfill, give Junk King of Dayton a call today. We’ll handle the recycling or, if they still work, donate the old appliances to those in need.