Appliances can be set out for recycling on your city's scheduled bulky waste collection day. Some communities require you to have the Freon removed from refrigerators, air conditioners and dehumidifiers prior to pick-up.
Find a qualified HVAC technician to remove the Freon at www.yellowpages.com or check with your city service department for a list of contractors and more information. Find details for your community.
First Energy has reintroduced their rebate recycling program. Customers can now earn $50 for recycling refrigerators, freezers and A/C units. See details about First Energy's Appliance Turn-In Program.
Appliances can also be recycled at local scrap yards.
Small, non-working household appliances can be recycled at the Solid Waste District located at 4750 East 131 Street in Garfield Heights. The small appliances must be clean and under 20 lbs. Drop off items in the District’s lobby during business hours - Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. See more details.
Best Buy also accepts some small appliances for free recycling. See a list of items.
Good, working appliances can be donated to local community service organizations that use the items to support their work. See a list of donation opportunities below.