April 11, 2017.
There are few things more annoying than an appliance that no longer works. A large refrigerator that doesn’t hold up its end of the bargain by keeping food cold is a thorn in your side. A heavy air conditioning unit taking up valuable real estate on your window ledge refusing to blast cool air is a waste. Just get rid of them already! Don’t strain your back though; there are people that will do this for you.
What Qualifies as an Appliance
The most common appliances considered junk happen to be the larger variety: washing machines, dryers, stoves, dishwashers, refrigerators and freezers. Most people don’t realize that smaller items qualify for junk appliance pick up, as well. Items such as microwaves, toaster ovens and coffee makers, even blenders and coffee grinders are appliances that can be picked up as junk. More often than not, if it can be hooked up to electricity, then it can be considered an appliance.
How to Prepare for Junk Appliance Pick Up
Now that you’ve decided what qualifies as an appliance and that it’s no longer serving a purpose for you, it’s time to call someone to pick it up. Before they arrive, it’s necessary to make sure the appliance has been emptied of all contents and It’s to make sure all fittings are disconnected properly prior to removal. While the item is essentially being disposed of, it helps the pick up and the recycling process run smoothly if the appliance is in ideal condition for handling. But, even it isn’t, most junk haulers will take it as is.
What Happens During Pick Up
Several companies offer pick up services for junk appliances. Most, if not all, don’t even require that you move the appliance in advance. In fact, they prefer that you don’t. They offer to do it for you and, oftentimes, encourage that you let them do the heavy lifting and moving. It’s also the best way for them to evaluate the condition of the specific appliance you’ve called them to pick up and protects you and your property from unnecessary injury or damage.
What Happens After Pick Up
Many appliances have parts that contain chemicals and contaminants that prevent them from being disposed of in a public landfill. Appliances have to be emptied and then recycled. It’s best to let the professionals handle this kind of chore to ensure all appliances are disposed of properly. By recycling old appliances, any metal used in construction of the appliances can be retrieved and recycled separately. Oftentimes, recycled metal is reused in the production of new items, reducing waste of resources.
Large and obtrusive doesn’t always have to mean permanent or impossible. Small and handheld doesn’t mean it isn’t an appliance. Several states have laws surrounding the recycling of large appliances so not only should you allow the professionals to do the heavy lifting on your behalf, you should allow them to cross those T’s and dot those I’s too. If you want to discard something and you’re not sure the best way to do so, ask for help. Let those with the proven experience take care of it, so you don’t have to.
If you’re near Queens or located in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, Jiffy Junk can handle all of your junk appliance removal needs.
Call today: 844-543-3966.