Do any recycling centers offer free pick-up for old appliances?


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The Recycling Center of America is among the organizations that offer free pick-up and recycling of unwanted appliances. Appointments are scheduled online at WePickUpRecycling.com. A brief description of the quantity and appliance type are required, as well as a postal location.

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Some nonprofit organizations and utility providers, such as Energy Trust of Oregon and San Diego Gas & Electric, provide free pick-up and removal of electronic devices and appliances. In some cases, a nominal incentive check is given to customers for working refrigerators, washers, dryers and other large machines. Check with local utility companies for similar programs. According to Energy Trust, appliances more than 15 years old can consume three times more energy than newer models.

Public works departments in various cities often provide lists of recycling centers and contractors that remove appliances for free. West Sacramento Public Works, for example, recommends using services such as Eco Appliance Recycling.

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