Dispose of Appliances Right

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

Large appliances can be set out for recycling on your city's scheduled bulky waste collection day including refrigerators, stoves, microwaves and laundry units. Check with 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 offers an in-store recycling program for smaller appliances and electronics plus a Standalone Haul-Away Service for large appliances, TVs and all-in-one computers and monitors.

Large and small appliances may be recycled at local scrap metal yards. See the Business Locations list for area appliance recyclers.


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 (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.

Small Appliances

  • Best Buy accepts some small appliances and electronics in-store for recycling. See a list of items
  • Staples stores accepts some small appliances and electronics, including coffee brewers, in-store for recycling. See a list of items.
  • Hamilton Beach accepts and recycles nonfunctioning Hamilton Beach products through a mailback program. See details.
  • Nespresso USA offers a recycling program for retired Nespresso machines. Call the Nespresso Club at (800) 562-1465.
  • Republic Services offers a pre-paid Electronics Recycling Mail-Back Program for small appliances, especially those containing rechargeable batteries. 

Water Filters

Water filters can be recycled through a mailback service



Good, working appliances can be donated to local community service organizations that use the items to support their work. For donation opportunities, see the list below.




Looking to recycle, donate or dispose of other items? Use the dark blue 'What Do I Do With?' search bar at the top of every page of this website. Allow location services or use the city drop-down to find opportunities in your local area. 

Another Chance of Ohio

Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland

Catholic Charities, St. Philip Neri Family Center

Cleveland Furniture Bank

Common Threads

DonateStuff.com Household Discard Donor Program

Easter Seals of Northern Ohio

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