Where Can I Dispose of a Dishwasher?
Every ten years or so, you might find yourself wondering “where can I dispose of a dishwasher?”. It’s a good question, as most of us just don’t know how or where to dispose of a dishwasher – or any other white goods – until it comes the time to do it ourselves. The average dishwasher has a lifespan of around a decade, with some giving out after just seven or so years, and others lasting 12 years or even more. Hence why it’s always worth investing in quality to begin with!
Many people choose not to recycle old dishwashers, opting for the lazy option of fly-tipping instead. But doing so is actually a criminal offence – after all poor dishwasher disposal, as well as other types of fly-tipping, is just an extreme form of littering. If you’re caught, you could end up with a hefty fine, costing you more than your old dishwasher did! Of course, that’s not the most important downside to fly-tipping. We all have a responsibility to our environment and our community, which includes recycling old dishwashers, not dumping them on the side of the road or in a field.
“But it’s just not that easy!”, we hear you cry. “I don’t know of any dishwasher recycling near me!”. Well, old dishwasher disposal isn’t as difficult as you might think. There are several options that you can look into and they’re all pretty simple to do.
1. Find Your Local Recycling Centre
A quick Google search for ‘dishwasher recycling near me’ or ‘local recycling centre’ will quickly bring up at least one or two places to dispose of your old dishwasher. You might even find that your local council runs a white goods recycling service.
2. Request a Collection
At City Junk & Gardening, dishwasher disposal is part of our everyday job. We’ll come over at a time convenient to you and dispose of your dishwasher responsibly, donating to charity where possible, or recycling instead. If you’re not based in or around London, a quick internet search will find you your local waste collection agencies in just seconds.
3. Pass It on to Your Retailer
If you’re replacing your old dishwasher, your retailer may well offer a collection service when they deliver your new dishwasher. It can be worth taking advantage of if you don’t have any other recycling options.
4. Donate to Charity
If your old dishwasher is in good working order, you may well be able to donate it to charity. Some charities collect for free, or for a small charge, while others may want you to drop it off. Give a local furniture or home goods charity a call and see what your options are.
5. Sell It Online
You may be able to get good money for your working dishwasher or its parts. Try the likes of eBay and Gumtree. Otherwise, if you’re feeling generous or just want to get rid quick, you might find a taker on Freecycle.