Most appliances are made of steel, which is the most recycled material in the U.S. Recycling options vary based on the type of appliance and working or non-working conditions.
Working appliances can be donated to a charity or local re-use organization. Some Orange County resources include:
Contact the organization first to confirm acceptable items. Ask about pick-up options or any upcoming collection events near you.
Non-working Small Appliances
Small appliances such as blenders, toasters, vacuums, etc. that have digital components or screens can be taken to an OC Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center.
Large Appliance (White Goods)
White goods are items such as refrigerators, washing machines, dryers, dishwashing machines or freezers. Orange County residents may take white goods to your local public landfill where they are collected for recycling.
The majority of trash haulers provide bulky-item pick up for large appliance recycling or disposal. Contact your local hauler to see if you qualify for bulky-item pick up services.
Other Recycling Options (privately owned and operated):
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