Do not place appliances in your curbside recycling cart or bin. 

If you're having a new appliance delivered, consider paying the appliance removal fee so your old appliance is hauled away for recycling. 
Appliances can also be set out for recycling on your city's scheduled bulky waste collection day including refrigerators, stoves, microwaves and laundry units.

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 in the Yellow Pages or check with your city service department for a list of contractors and more information. See details for your community.

Appliances can be recycled at local scrap yards. For a list of scrap metal recyclers, see our Business Recycling Directory. There may be a small fee to remove Freon refrigerant from refrigerators, air conditioners and dehumidifiers.

Water filters can be recycled through a mailback service. See

Breast pumps can be recycled through the Medela Recycles program.

Republic Services offers a pre-paid Electronics Recycling Mail-Back Program for small appliances, especially those containing rechargeable batteries.  

Small, non-working household appliances can be recycled at the Solid Waste District. The small appliances must be clean and under 10 lbs. Small appliances includes hair dryers, small portable heaters, toasters, blenders, other small kitchen appliances, small fans, GPS, personal electronics, curling irons, CD players, stereos, radios, MP3 players and breast pumps (motors only - no tubing, flanges, membranes, bottles, etc.) NO GLASS ALLOWED. Drop off items in the District’s lobby, 4750 East 131 Street in Garfield Heights. 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.

Donation Locations