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Monthly Archives: July 2021

Things You Can Do With an Old Dishwasher

What Can I Do With My Old Dishwasher?

After a while, your brand new dishwasher starts to lose its shine. It needs repair after repair, and eventually, it just stops working altogether. It is time to get a new one. As a homeowner, you may wonder how to best get rid of it to make way for the new one. 

Some parts of a dishwasher may pose a risk to the environment, which is why you need to carefully consider your options when it comes time to getting rid of them. If left in a landfill, your dishwasher may leak hazardous and toxic material into the air and ground. When it gets into the ground and comes into contact with groundwater, it can cause a bigger problem. It’s not just the environment and local ecosystems that can suffer, as people may come into contact with these toxins, making them very sick.

Whether you need a replacement for a broken dishwasher or you’re just looking to upgrade your appliance, disposing of your used dishwasher doesn’t have to be a hassle. Here are some things to keep in mind as you ponder what to do with your old dishwasher. 

Donate It

Do you know anyone who likes to take appliances apart and use their working pieces for repairs and fixes? If you do, ask them if they’d like to take your old machine off your hands. Alternatively, you can call local used appliance stores and see if they would be interested in your old dishwasher. Sometimes, schools and educational facilities with repair programs will take your used appliances so students can gain some hands-on experience. Another possibility is to turn it into a charitable donation. Contact local organizations in your community that may be able to make use of it, such as Habitat for Humanity, Red Cross, or Salvation Army. Perhaps a nearby soup kitchen could use it? All it takes is a little creative thinking to find ways to turn your used dishwasher into a gift for someone else. 

Sell It

If your dishwasher still works, consider how much it might be worth. Put up an ad on a local website or in the newspaper to see if anyone is interested in buying it. You can also add it to your garage sale. Be sure to let your friends, family, and acquaintances know that you have it for sale. Sometimes, word of mouth is the best form of marketing. Don’t forget that you don’t have to put a price on your used dishwasher. You can ask for the best offer or even give it away for free. Either way, the person interested will likely come and collect it themselves, so you won’t have to haul it anywhere. 

Recycle It

If you cannot donate or sell it, then consider dropping it off at your nearby recycling centre. Call them and ask if they accept it before you stop by. Sometimes, there are parts inside of the appliance that can be salvaged. Scrap metal can also be valuable too. Many benefits come with recycling your used dishwasher, such as:

  • Protecting the environment from damage.
  • Keeping animals and people safe from toxins. 
  • Reducing the need for scrap metal by preventing the material in your dishwasher from going to waste.
  • Saving money by avoiding dumping fees at your nearby landfill.

Scrap It

While this option is not for everyone, if you have the skill and interest, then take your dishwasher apart on your own and try to sell the parts. Contact local repair shops to see if they have any use for the parts of your used dishwasher. 

Hauling Programs

Find out if your appliance store has a haul-away program. Often, they’ll offer to deliver your new dishwasher and remove your old one as an extra service. Keep this in mind as you shop around, and ask the sales staff if they have a hauling program. You can also contact the manufacturer of your dishwasher and see if they have an appliance removal program that you could use. 

Junk Removal Professionals

Consider contacting a professional junk removal company such as Junk Works to take your old dishwasher off your hands. If you’ve been unable to donate, sell, or drop it at your recycling centre, we’d be happy to help you get rid of your dishwasher. All you need to do is schedule a time and place for us to come by and collect it. You don’t even have to be there. Just leave your dishwasher on the curb or by your garage, and we’ll take care of it. 

Dumpster Rental

For those homeowners who already have a renovation project in mind, consider renting a dumpster for your cleanup, and drop your used dishwasher in the bin. It will not only free you of your old appliance, but it can help you stay organized during your renovation project. 

We understand that your dishwasher will eventually lose its shine, particularly after you’ve had to pay for several repairs. Whether your machine has stopped working or if you’re just looking for an upgrade, Junk Works is happy to help you get rid of your old dishwasher in a safe, cost-effective, and convenient way. 

It’s essential to carefully dispose of your old appliances, as some parts may pose a risk to the environment. Suppose you simply dump it in a landfill. In that case, your dishwasher will likely start to leak hazardous material into the earth, which could enter groundwater and present a very serious danger to animals and people. 

At Junk Works, we know that you want to do the right thing, but sometimes it’s a hassle, or you don’t have the time or equipment to get rid of your dishwasher. That is why we are here for you. For more information about junk removal and dishwasher disposal services, call us at 1-888-888-JUNK (5865) or contact us here.