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How To Remove and Recycle Appliances

Whether it’s because your current appliance has broken down or your family has a new addition, it may be time to upgrade some of your old appliances. Before purchasing a new model, you should consider the safest and most efficient way to remove and recycle your old appliances. Fortunately, there are numerous options. 

Caring for the environment is everybody’s responsibility, which is why appliance recycling is something you should consider when replacing old models.

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Appliance Removal and Recycling Options

Appliance removal and recycling options tend to vary based on where you live. If you don’t know how to recycle appliances, there are available resources online that can help you learn what’s available near your home.

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At least one of the following options should be available to most people:

1. Appliance Recycling or Removal Programs From Retailers and Manufacturers
If you’re purchasing new appliances to replace your old ones, ask the retailer what appliance recycling services they offer. These services can save you time and also ensure that your old appliances are recycled in accordance with all local, municipal and provincial ordinances and regulations. 

Many retailers offer something called a haul-away service. This is for customers who buy a major appliance and may come with an additional cost.


If you purchase an appliance from KitchenAid Canada, you can request at the time of purchase for your old appliance to be both uninstalled and hauled away.

Please note that KitchenAid will help you replace KitchenAid brand appliances only.

2. Local and Regional Appliance Recycling Programs
Before your new appliances are purchased or delivered, you should check for Provincial Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) programs and review all local Municipal solid waste bylaws. EPR programs provide an environmentally conscious and convenient way to recycle products that are reaching the end of their lifespan. 

Many municipalities have by-laws that make leaving an appliance at curbside for pickup a violation. We recommend contacting your municipality as they will be able to guide you on what your best option might be. Furthermore, many offer scheduled bulky item pickup at a reasonable cost. 

Appliance recycling programs can vary so be sure to ask for specific details such as fees, drop-off points and more. 

3. Appliance Removal Services
Appliance removal services, sometimes called junk removal companies or appliance/scrap metal collectors, may also be an option.

Scrap metal operations typically offer appliance drop-off services, but it’s always best to confirm this ahead of time.

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