Where Can You Dispose of a Used Dryer?


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Used dryers can generally be disposed of in municipal landfills, but they often can be donated or recycled at a lower cost. Landfills typically charge money when accepting large items, and the heavy weight of dryers can make them expensive to dump.

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Local charities, thrift stores and other organization may accept old dryers. Many of these organizations also offer pickup services, which can eliminate the cost of transporting a dryer. If the unit can't be repaired, recycling centers may offer a more affordable option as well. Dryers sometimes contain copper and other valuable metals, so scrap dealers may be willing to transport or even pay for a broken unit.

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