Appliance removal do’s and don’ts
. Nobody really thinks about these choices. That is, until there’s an actual need. But, when it’s time, it’s often in a rush bad decisions are made. Before you know it, there’s added stress and worry. So, to avoid such a poor situation, it’s best to know what you can and can’t do with old appliances.
Appliance Removal Don’ts
Okay, for whatever reason you have one or more old appliances on your hands. And, you need to get rid of them. But, the place where you bought the replacements just doesn’t take away used appliances. It seems you’re stuck. So, you think to yourself putting them out on the curb is an option. After all, someone will pick them up. But, it won’t be the local trash collection agency. And, leave them out long enough and you might get hit with a code violation.
All donations that Goodwill can sell in its stores are greatly appreciated. However, when Goodwill receives items that cannot be used, staff must dispose of them, raising expenses and reducing the revenue available for employment and educational services. Where possible, items that are placed on the sales floor but do not sell are recycled and sold for salvage. When Goodwill receives items that it cannot sell, such as broken, torn or damaged items or products that have been recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, we are forced to dispose of those items for the safety of our customers. —Goodwill of South Florida
Of course, it’s always tempting to drop them off somewhere, like on a vacant lot, for instance. Don’t run the risk. If you’re caught for illegal dumping, you’ll wish you never even thought about it in the first place. It’s simply too risky and not worth the trouble.
Port St. Joe Appliance Removal Do’s
So, what do you do with old appliances? The local trash collector won’t haul it away. And, you don’t want to risk a code violation or a fine for illegal dumping. Don’t worry, there are a few options available:
- Sell them. Even if they are not in complete working condition, you might still try to sell them. Locate a few appliance repair shops and ask if they’d like the units. You just might find a taker who can fix them and sell them.
- Donate them. Another option is to donate them. (That is, if they are in relatively good, usable and working condition.) A local shelter, church, or even school, or some charitable organization might welcome the gift. Plus, you can take a small tax write off, in return.
- Give them away. Of course, if they work, there’s nothing wrong with giving them away. Ask around and you’ll probably find a family or a single mother, or someone else who can use them.
If you need appliance removal, just phone 800-433-1094 or visit AAA Rousse Services