How to dispose of old white goods

How to dispose of old white goods


White goods like dishwashers, washing machines, and tumble dryers are bulky, heavy appliances that are difficult to pick up and unless you have a large car or van then they can be impossible to dispose of yourself. The local council or the company you bought the replacement appliance from may offer to help you dispose of the old item, but when in doubt a local junk removal firm will pick it up from your doorstep and dispose of it for you with a minimum of fuss.

Will the delivery driver of your replacement take the old one away?

When you order a new dishwasher, washing machine, or tumble dryer, many companies will offer to pick up and dispose of the old appliance for free or a relatively low fee. In most cases, this is the easiest way to dispose of old white goods, but not all companies offer this service or you may not be replacing the item and need to dispose of it anyway. In these circumstances then your best option is generally to call a local junk removal company to come and dispose of the item for you.

What is the cheapest way to dispose of an old dishwasher?

The cheapest way to to get rid of your old dishwasher is generally for it to be taken away by the company delivering and installing ots replacement, but if that service was not offered to you then a local junk removal company will likely be the most cost-effective way to get rid of your old appliance.

Not only will a licensed junk removal firm like BBOJunk pick up your old dishwasher from your property and take it away to be recycled, but if you have other items that need to be disposed of at the same time then booking the removal of all these items together will further save you time and money.

What is the most environmentally friendly way to get rid of an old washing machine?

Washing machines are large and heavy, often weighing over 65kg, and so can be difficult to dispose of unless you have a large car or van and the strength to lift it yourself. If you cannot take the old washing machine to the recycling centre yourself, the easiest way to dispose of the item is to contact a London rubbish removal company to come and pick up the washer from your home and dispose of it for you.

A reliable waste removal company like Bits Bobs and Old Junk will always make the effort to dispose of all items in the most environmentally friendly way possible, and with a broken old washing machine this will generally mean taking it to a recycling centre where it will be broken down for parts. Washing machines contain valuable parts and materials that are routinely recycled and used again as part of the circular economy, from the motor or glass door to plastics, copper, aluminium, and steel.

How do you get rid of a broken tumble dryer?

Tumble dryers are large bulky items and difficult for an individual to dispose of unless they have some strong friends ready to pitch in with lifting the appliance and a van with which to transport it. For most people, moving a tumble dryer by themselves it out of the question and so the best option is generally to call a local rubbish removal company to come to your property and pick up the dryer from your doorstep for recycling.

Just like washing machines, tumble dryers contain a wide array of different parts that can be salvaged and recycled, and the parts that have stopped can themselves be broken down into smaller parts which can then be sorted and transformed into the elemental building building blocks for new products.

How do you dispose of an old microwave?

A microwave is not a “white good” per se, with the term more commonly used to describe washers, dryers, dishwashers, fridges and freezers, but microwaves are small kitchen appliances that you should never put in the bin. Whether you have an old basic 600W microwave you have upgraded or a combination microwave + grill that no longer works, the best way to get rid of any microwave oven is to get it collected by a local waste removal firm.

A rubbish removal company like BBOJunk will come to your property, pickup the broken old microwave, saving you a trip to the skip, and will then recycle the item so that as little of it will end up in landfill as possible. Microwaves contain a variety of metals and minerals, so when recycled properly the item will be taken to a hammer mill, where it will be smashed and broken up into parts, with any batteries removed and the fragments sorted into ferrous and non-ferrous materials ready to be refined or smelted.

Are you looking to dispose of an old appliance that has begun to fail? For the easiest and cheapest way to get rid of old white goods, call BBOJunk on 0208 244 5070 and lets talk rubbish.

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