How to Tackle Appliance RemovalThe best way to tackle appliance removal is to first secure a replacement. Regardless if it’s a washer and dryer set, a refrigerator, a dishwasher, or something else, you need a replacement ready-to-go. This way, you won’t miss out on its functionality. Not to mention the fact that it’s a real pain to deal with a missing appliance in day-to-day life.
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 FloridaSo, get the replacement and then remove the old one. Be sure to secure power (turn off the breaker) and then unplug the appliance itself. Have a clear path to more easily “walk” it out its location to out the door. Pay close attention to how the old one is installed so it is easier to hook up the new one.
Town ‘N’ Country Appliance Removal Do’s and Don’tsNow, when it comes to appliance removal, there is a right way and a wrong way to go about it. You can’t just throw an old appliance out like you can the kitchen trash. So, here are some appliance disposal do’s and don’ts you should know about:
- Do sell them. If those old appliances still have some life and you’re just upgrading to new units, then you might consider selling the old ones. And, if those old appliances are in pretty good condition, you might find luck at a local consignment or repair shop.
- Do donate them. There are some shelters which welcome old appliances, if they are still in good, functioning condition. You can contact a few local charities and if you find a taker, take a small tax write-off.
- Do give them away. If you’re selling a home and don’t want to take the appliances with you because you don’t need them in your new place, then just leave them. Sell them along with the house.
- Don’t put them on the curb. There’s practically no local trash collection service that will pick up old appliances. They’re just too large, awkward, might contain hazardous materials (think air conditioner).
- Don’t illegally dump old appliances. Whatever you do, don’t give into the temptation to illegally dump old appliances. It’s just too big a risk.