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

Appliances can be set out for recycling on your city's scheduled bulky waste collection day including refrigerators, stoves, microwaves and laundry units. See details for your community.

If you're having a new appliance delivered, consider paying the appliance removal fee so your old appliance is hauled away for recycling.

Best Buy also accepts some small appliances for free recycling. See a list of items. Best Buy also offers a Standalone Haul-Away Service for large appliances, TVs and all-in-one computers and monitors.

Large and small appliances can be recycled at local scrap yards. 
For a list of scrap metal recyclers, see our Business Recycling Directory.

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

Water filters can be recycled through a mailback service. See

Appliances with Freon (refrigerant)
  • Contact your city service department. Some communities provide Freon removal or contract with a private company for the service. Your community will provide instructions on how to place the refrigerant-containing appliance at the curb.
  • Some communities require you to have the Freon removed from refrigerators, air conditioners and dehumidifiers prior to pick-up. Locally, there are companies (Smylie One Heating & Cooling and Complete Appliance Service)  that will visit your home to remove the Freon and tag the item for scrap. There is a fee for this service. 
  • Many scrap yards can remove Freon from appliances before accepting it for recycling. There may be a small fee. Check with your local scrap yard. Scrap yards cannot accept an appliance without the proper tagging for Freon removal.
  • Have it hauled away by the new appliance delivery service.

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