Some ways to find local appliance recycling companies with pick-up services include checking with local utility companies and using recycling company locator tools. Energy Star is another good resource for finding recycling companies and programs.
Check with local utility companies to see if any of them pick up appliances that are being recycled, as many such companies pick up old appliances and offer a rebate or cash for them. Pick-up is often free, but check with the company to make sure. Some of these companies offer rebates to people who are getting rid of an old appliance to upgrade to a more energy-efficient model. However, some companies only pick up appliances that are in working condition.
Energy Star offers a page where people can search for appliance rebates. When searching for a rebate based on the type of appliance and location, Energy Star gives a list of companies that often pick up the appliances for recycling, which is intended to encourage people to upgrade appliances to more eco-friendly models.
Recycling center locator tools are also helpful. A locator tool requires entering a specific type of appliance and ZIP code to get a list of all the recycling centers in the selected area.