How To Get Rid Of A Broken Appliance

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We talk a lot about how to repair and maintain your appliances, but what do you do when the time has come to dispose of your broken appliance? What are your options for getting rid of your bulky, broken machine? You may not realize that there are actually a lot of different resources at your disposal. Read on to learn how to get rid of a broken appliance.

Before we get into the right way to dispose of appliances, let’s talk about the wrong way. Far too often, people selfishly dump their appliances in a secluded area. Don’t do this!! These appliances use hazardous materials that can be dangerous to both animal and plant life. Improper disposal of appliances is dangerous to people and the environment. If you are caught getting rid of broken appliances improperly, you will face serious fines. Luckily, it’s not as difficult as it may sound. In fact, if you keep reading, I’m sure you’ll find an option that will work for you!

Tiger Tom’s Recommended Appliance Disposal in Phoenix Area

Over the years, we’ve worked closely with Jason from JunkAppliance.com. He provides free appliance disposal for all broken appliances including refrigerators, dryers, washers, stoves, dishwashers, and more! Jason is friendly, fast, and (best of all) free! He services areas throughout Maricopa county, so give him a call at (480) 606-2373 for help. Let him know Tiger Tom sent you.

Donate Old Appliances

Many organizations repurpose old appliances or use them for parts. Check with local nonprofits like the Salvation Army and Goodwill. Be sure to let them know that the appliance is non-functional. Even if they can’t take it, they may be able to help you figure out how to get rid of a broken appliance by recommending other local donation or disposal services.

Sell Old Appliances

When you’re considering how to get rid of a broken appliance, don’t discount the idea of selling it for cash. Believe it or not, sometimes you can get some cash for a broken appliance. The trick is finding the right buyer. Search online auctions or post your appliance on Craigslist. At the very least, you might find someone who is willing to haul it away for you.

Give Old Appliances to Scrap Metal Yards

Scrap metal yards are constantly looking for new sources of metal and home appliances are full of it. Here’s a few scrap yards local to the Phoenix area:

Deer Valley Recycling
We Buy Scraps
Crown Recycling

Contact Waste Disposal

Check out your local waste disposal services for information regarding appliance disposal. Many cities offer curbside pickup for larger items on certain days of the month. Check their schedule or call their office for more information. These options will typically NOT take your refrigerator. Here are a few local waste removal services:

AZ Junk Removal
Waste Management
Scottsdale Government Bulk Waste Program


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