No matter where you happen to live in the Washington DC area, whether that’s in Hyattsville, Clinton, Davidsonville, Accokeek, or even Capitol Heights, you most likely own appliances.
And, like a law of nature, those appliances get old and eventually die and have to be gotten rid of. Which means someone must take care of the job of appliance removal. The problem is that many old appliances are large, heavy, and bulky, and moving them is not an easy task.
Which is why Junk King Washington DC specializes in old appliance removal.
Need Appliance Removal? Who You Gonna Call?
When most people think of appliances they tend to think of big items like refrigerators and washing machines. And, while this is accurate, in the world of the appliance manufacturing industry, “appliances” have a much broader definition.
According to one source,
“The home appliance industry in the United States comprises two main sectors: major and small domestic appliances. Large appliances used at home, such as refrigerators, freezers, stoves, washing machines, and dishwashers, are part of the major appliance category. Small appliances include, for example, food processors, toasters, and coffee makers.”
The same source noted that, in 2020, sales of major household appliances, which include refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, washing machines, cookers, and ovens, were estimated to have reached 62.7 million units sold in the United States.
That’s a lot of appliances.
And for every one of those sold, there was quite likely an old version being replaced. That’s a lot of appliance removal!
The problem for most folks is that they have no convenient way of transporting a large appliance even if they managed to get it out of their house (or office) and onto the curb. Others may have a truck or large van that they could possibly use but loading a washing machine or stove isn’t a task most homeowners or office managers are capable of by themselves.
But even if moving and loading the appliance isn’t the problem, the fact is that most residents in and around the Washington DC area do not own a truck or large van.
And when you consider that the top three selling used cars in our area last year were the Honda HR-V, the Cadillac XT5, and Volkswagen Passats, you get the picture.
So, for most people in most locations here, going the DIY route when it comes to appliance removal is probably not a good idea. And that means you have to call somebody to take care of it for you.
Appliance Removal Comes with a Few Options
One of those options you really don’t want to consider is to simply haul your old appliance to a landfill.
In the United States, all our trash, waste, and junk we dispose of ends up in what is called Municipal Solid Waste, or MSW. This is essentially all the waste that is generated by people in households and businesses.
And, while MSW is made up of all the items consumers throw away like bottles, boxes, food, and other trash, it also includes things like old computers, tires, and major appliances.
These appliances include refrigerators, washing machines, and dishwashers, for example, and make up a significant portion of our municipal solid waste. In fact, about 5.2 million tons of appliances were disposed of in 2017 according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), for example.
The EPA noted that,
“Ferrous metals (steel and iron) are the predominant materials in major appliances, but different metals, plastics, glass and other materials are also present. Data on the recovery of ferrous metals from major appliances are from a survey conducted by the Steel Recycling Institute.
This survey estimates the recovery of ferrous metals from shredded appliances to be 3.1 million tons in 2017, leaving 2.1 million tons of appliances to be landfilled. Major appliances are not accepted at combustion facilities with energy recovery.”
While it appears we have been getting better at diverting old appliances away from landfills and into recycling facilities over the years since 2017, the numbers are still far lower than they could be.
Call us biased, but at Junk King Washington DC, we believe the most efficient and eco-friendly option is to call us for your appliance removal needs.
However, we understand that sometimes people in and around the Capital area still want to take care of these kinds of things on their own. So, to help facilitate that, we’ve put together this handy checklist for you:
The bottom line here is that, even if you can tackle your appliance removal task yourself, there’s no good reason to do so. Calling Junk King to remove and dispose of that old appliance is by far the most efficient, safest, and cost-effective option.
Appliance Removal and Junk King Washington DC
By now we hope you’ve agreed that appliance disposal may not be the best DIY project.
Not to worry though! The good news is you don’t have to do it yourself.
Making an appointment for appliance removal from Junk King Washington DC means that your old or broken-down appliance can be removed and disposed of in no time. All you need to do is show us where it is.
Do you have more than one old appliance to dispose of? Not a problem!
Not only can we quickly and easily remove multiple old appliances, but you can take advantage of the opportunity to have us remove any other type of old items and other junk you need to get rid of.
And it doesn’t matter whether you’re a renter, a homeowner, an office manager, or a property manager – if you have old appliances to get rid of we can take care of it for you. The bottom line is that if you must get rid of any old or non-working appliances, your best bet is to call Junk King Washington DC.
We can pick up and dispose of a wide variety of old appliances including:
- Washing Machines and Dryers
- Stoves and Ovens
- Trash Compactors
- Air Conditioners
- And more…
In addition, you should know that at Junk King we have two processes for disposing of your old or unwanted appliances.
If your appliance still works and is in good condition, our junk removal team will take it to a local charity where our franchise owners donate them. Our other process is to transport it to a proper recycling facility.
In fact, at Junk King we work to recycle as much as 60 percent or more of everything we pick up from every junk removal job. And that includes items like old appliances. Being green has always been at the heart of how we operate and is at the core of our company’s mission.
Green Junk and Appliance Removal Made Easy with Junk King Washington DC
Not only will you finally free up that space, but you can know that you’ll be partnering with a green company to help protect the environment. And you can also know that you’ll get professional appliance service when you call Junk King Washington DC.
And best of all – especially when it comes to appliance removal – we do all the heavy lifting!
Our professional and experienced appliance removal team can also remove and haul off any other types of junk you have, as well (except for hazardous waste). Fortunately, old mattresses rarely fall under that category!
Junk King Washington DC is part of one of the nation’s largest and most respected junk removal firms, a fact that we are quite proud of. And we are also proud of the fact that our location is a 100 percent veteran-owned and local business.
One of our overriding passions is providing green and eco-friendly junk removal and disposal. But we are also passionate about providing world-class service to our friends and neighbors who live here in and around Washington DC.
Old appliance removal couldn’t be any easier – or greener!
Our professional and insured appliance removal team will come to your home (or workplace) and we’ll call 15 to 30 minutes before we arrive. Once we’re there, we’ll give you a free quote based on how much room your appliances take up in our truck.
You simply point, and we’ll load your old appliances – and any other items you have – into our junk removal trucks and haul them away. And we do it all without any extra fees or hidden charges!
So, ready to get rid of your old appliance? It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3.
All you need to do is make an appointment with us by booking online above, or by calling us at 1.888.888.JUNK (5865).