Keep Old Appliances Out of the Landfill
Did You Know?
• An outdated appliance can cost you up to $300 a year in energy costs compared to a new ENERGY STAR® appliance
What happens to the appliances
The recycler demanufacturers old appliances and safely recycles or disposes of the components in accordance with local, state, and federal laws and regulations.
Appliances collected will not be reconditioned or resold. All components are recycled or disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner.
The process is documented throughout the entire cycle. The serial number is entered into a database at the pickup site. As hazardous components are stripped out, the pickup serial number accompanies refrigerant, PCB, and mercury switches as they are transferred to handling companies.
Some materials are reused: Metal can be converted into rolled steel for car parts. Refrigerant is tested and some can be reconditioned. Mercury can be recycled. PCBs are sent to a hazardous waste facility where they are incinerated.