Places to get rid of a used dishwasher include selling, donating to charity, having a retailer pick it up or taking it to a recycling facility. Improperly disposing of old appliances can attract a fine or jail time in some states.
Selling an old dishwasher is a good way to get rid of it and earn extra money. A dishwasher in working condition is easier to sell to a private buyer. Repair shops and scrap metal dealers regularly buy damaged appliances for their parts or scrap metal vale.
A second option of getting rid of an old dishwasher is donating it to charity. Goodwill and the Salvation Army are examples of thrift stores that may accept old, working appliances. Such donations are often eligible for a tax write-off so it is a good idea to consult with a tax advisor before donating.
Many dishwasher retailers accept old dishwashers for recycling. Exploring this possibility with the retailer when purchasing a new dishwasher can result in an easy and convenient way to dispose of the old appliance. Such retailers often offer to pick up the old appliance at no additional cost.
Lastly, taking the dishwasher directly to an appliance recycling facility is a responsible way of getting rid of it. Check online listings for local recycling facilities and find out if they accept dishwashers. Some facilities even offer cash in exchange for the old appliance.