Residential Appliance Removal Don’tsOkay, 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 FloridaOf 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.
Residential Appliance Removal Do’s for San Mateo Property OwnersNow, let’s take a quick look at what you should do with appliances. Aside from cleaning them up and giving them a tune-up for continued use, there are some other options. Here’s what you can do with appliances:
- 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. While most charities will not accept non-working appliances, if the appliances are in fairly good condition and in working order, try to donate them. There are plenty of charities which welcome such amenities to help them with their work.
- Leave them in-place. If the appliances are in working condition and still look good, then you might consider leaving them in the house and sell them with the property.