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How can you have your appliances picked up for recycling?

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1-800-GOT-JUNK offers an appliance recycling service that includes a pick-up of the appliance. Recycling begins by calling the company, and once they arrive, they assess a flat fee for the recycling service. 1-800-GOT-JUNK then hauls away the appliance to be recycled according to federal standards.

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Some appliance recycling programs, such as Consumers Energy's partnership with JACO, offer free pickup and recycling of refrigerators, but no other appliances are accepted. Because of federal standards regarding the proper disposal of hazardous materials inside certain appliances, recycling companies charge the recycling fee to uphold those standards. Disposing of an appliance improperly may be against the law, so it is wise to employ a recycling company when discarding old or unwanted appliances.

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