September 2, 2017.
Is your dehumidifier on its last legs? If you’ve ever found yourself in possession of a dehumidifier you can no longer use, you know how difficult it can be to dispose of it properly. As with many home appliances and electronics, there are state, local and federal laws governing the methods by which you can dispose of an old or unused dehumidifier.
Dehumidifiers, air conditioners, refrigerators and many other common home appliances contain non-flammable chlorofluorocarbon gas, also known as Freon. This substance is hazardous to the environment and requires special handling to mitigate its potentially dangerous effects. To further complicate matters, there are two different types of Freon used in these appliances, depending upon when they were manufactured. Newer Freon types require even more specialized handling and often cannot be picked up by local sanitation departments at all.
If you’re trying to unload an older model, you may be able to follow a number of guidelines to secure sanitation pickup. These systems are often difficult to manage and schedule, though, which leaves many home and business owners seeking other solutions. Before you go rogue to get rid of your dehumidifier, it’s wise to first understand why disposal can be so difficult.
Managing Dehumidifier Disposal on Your Own
It may be tempting to simply load up your dehumidifier and drop it off at a recycling center or landfill. Choosing the latter option can land you in serious legal trouble, assuming you’re able to make it into the landfill in the first place. The former can be equally daunting, since not all electronic and appliance recycling centers will accept items containing Freon. Calling every recycling center and driving all over the area is frustrating and inefficient, but there is a better way.
When dealing with such a delicate and potentially harmful situation, it’s always better to exercise caution and diligence. If the unit is irreparably damaged and no longer of use, then responsible disposal is your only option. If it’s in good condition, you may be able to donate it to those in need, depending on its age and condition. Either way, you’ll have to load the bulky item up yourself and drop it off, because few—if any—of these organizations offer pickup services.
Let the Pros Dispose of Your Dehumidifier
At Jiffy Junk, we know you’re invested in responsible, ethical disposal. We share this commitment, which is why our trained and experienced technicians make sure your discarded appliances are taken to the appropriate drop-off locations. If you’re donating your dehumidifier, we’ll make sure it goes to the right place. If the appliance is beyond repair, we’ll ensure it’s responsibly recycled in a manner that minimizes environmental impact.
Our white-glove services mean you never have to strain your back or waste your time trying to wrestle with an ungainly appliance. Our service members come to your home or business, uninstall the dehumidifier and take it away once and for all. No stress, no trouble and no worries.
Call today: 844-543-3966.