We put so much trust in our home appliances. When they stop working, it impacts our daily lives. This disruption, along with having to buy a new appliance, can make the hassle of getting rid of the old appliance even more frustrating. The next time your old refrigerator or dishwasher needs to be replaced or you decide to upgrade to a more energy-efficient model, dispose of them properly. There are many resources we have to help you recycle old appliances or donate the item to other local services for the underprivileged population in the community.
Appliance Removal Services, What Can They Do?
When you’re ready to upgrade your home appliances or simply offload some of your old machines, it’s important to go through the proper steps and do it in an eco-friendly manner in conjunction with local and state laws for disposal of old appliances. Not all waste removal companies that service your neighborhood or street will be willing to pick up items such as your old air conditioners, refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, ovens/stoves, microwaves, etc. Appliance removal services may be the right fit for you to do all the heavy lifting and clean out your space of unwanted large appliances and recycle them properly so they don’t end up in a landfill. Disposing of your old appliances is not an easy task–you can’t just dump an appliance into a dumpster. It must be handled in accordance with waste removal requirements and sensitivity to the environment.
Importance of Appliance Recycling
There is no question that updating any old appliance (broken or not) to a newer, energy-efficient one is better for the environment. But did you know that you can save money just by recycling your old appliances? First, every energy-burning large appliance that you replace with an energy-efficient one can save you hundreds of dollars in energy costs over the course of a couple of years. Imagine how much you could save in energy costs alone when switching out old energy hog appliances to energy-optimized ones. On top of that, some energy-efficient appliances even offer money back through the ENERGY STAR® Rebate Program. This goes for any appliance product including: washing machines, water heaters, computers, small appliances like toasters and convection ovens and other appliances that can be recycled for scrap metal.
Consequences of Improper Appliance Disposal
When we throw away old appliances without practicing safe appliance disposal methods, it can have grave consequences for our environment and, ultimately, for us. Some substances found in appliances (like freon and insulating foam) contribute to ozone depletion when disposed of improperly. And others, like refrigerant and mercury from old TVs, can leach into our groundwater and even our drinking water.
Junk Removal Companies Can Do It All!
Friendly appliance removal companies act as a hauling service to pick up your stuff and either donate it to underserved communities or recycle appliances in accordance with state and local laws and ordinances. Pickup services that remove your bulk junk from your home or business/warehouse space will give you an upfront fee to remove your unwanted appliances and depending on whether they’re in working condition, they’ll donate them and give you the tax write off for the gift or recycle them.
Second hand retailers and organizations such as Goodwill will take your item but won’t come into your home to get it. They require that the appliance be placed curbside for pickup. This can result in damage to the appliance or the dwelling as well as possible injury to you during the move. Don’t try to disassemble appliances for parts or other purposes. Larger appliances may contain dangerous materials, such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) or poisonous foam insulation. And other appliances could have pilot lights that contain toxic chemicals such as mercury. Appliance pick up services can handle all of those things and are oftentimes insured or bonded to do the work.
Express Junk Removal Is Here To Help
The good news is that if you’re in the northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania area, Express Junk Removal is here to help with your appliance removal. You can conveniently use the online booking feature or give us a call at 234-600-3317 to get the ball rolling on your appliance clean out project.
Our junk removal service professionals have all the experience and know how to help with appliance removal – big or small – and we’re fully insured to give you peace of mind. Our junk removal prices include all the sorting and loading of your junk anywhere on your property, no matter if it’s in the attic, a backyard or a cluttered basement! This also includes all of the recycling and donating (including tariffs and fees).
We price by volume, so the bigger the truckload of furniture (or junk), the more you’ll save. Even better, we are a local business and not a national franchise, so we genuinely care about all of our customers. We take great pride in our work, and we look forward to becoming the appliance removal service company you can rely on. Give us a call or book online today!