Did Santa bring you a new dishwasher for Christmas? Have you found out that your washer and dryer need to be replaced? Is that garage refrigerator dying, and you need to dispose of it in an eco-friendly way? Maybe your stove or oven is working correctly. Or, perhaps your old appliance became an energy and money-sucking pit or you researched that it is cheaper to break down and get a new one?
So, now you need to get rid of that bulky useless appliance. And while hauling it to a dump might be the first thing that comes to mind, please consider disposing of your appliance in a more eco-friendly way. There are many ways to safely dispose of your old unneeded appliances responsibly, or if your appliance still works, you can even get some money back. Here are some ideas.
Unfortunately, when your broken appliance gets dropped off at a landfill, there is no guarantee that the appliance will be taken apart and adequately “disarmed.” Most appliances contain parts and fluids that can harm the environment by producing greenhouse gasses or depleting the ozone layer. Some of the hazardous components inside your appliances are:
2. Check with the manufacturer and retailer
Some of the appliance manufacturers have “buyback” or recycling programs for old appliances. Visit your particular manufacturer’s website or call their customer support number to find out if such a program exists and if you are eligible to participate. It can’t hurt! You might even get store credit for your future purchase. The retail store where you purchased your new appliance from may offer to pick up and dispose of your old one.
Pinellas County’s electricity provider may have a program in place to help you reduce energy use by disposing of old, inefficient appliances that are still in a working condition. Working appliances can be refurbished, cleaned up, and resold.
Your curbside recycling pick-up is organized by the local government, and the officials have also thought about bulk item disposal. When you visit the Pinellas County’s website, you can usually find a list of locations where you can take your bulky items for recycling or numbers to call to arrange pick-up at your home. This will typically cost you a fee.
There are bulk pick-up services that specialize in the pick-up of bulk items, and some will even do the recycling part for you.
In Tampa Bay, there are numerous recycling drop-off locations. Use Earth911.com to find recycling centers near you.
Are you wondering if you should keep your barely working appliance or let it go? At Gulf Coast Appliance Repair, we specialize in appliance repair in Clearwater, Florida, and surrounding areas in Pinellas County and Tampa.
When you call us to repair your old appliance, we will let you know how long it’s got left to function and what solution will be more financially beneficial to you. If your appliance is on its last leg, Gulf Coast Appliance Repair can remove it for you?
Repair or Service
If your appliance is not working at peak performance, a repair might be required or at least a service check. Make sure to call an experienced quality appliance and repair specialist who will restore it to top condition.
Gulf Coast Appliance Repair is the local appliance repair company that you can count on. For 10+ years, our family-owned business has been serving customers in Pinellas County. We specialize in repairing appliances, including refrigerators, washing machines, dryers, stoves, dishwashers, and much more. Call our appliance and repair service at 727-510-3524; email us to get the job done or to schedule your appointment.