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What You Should Know Before You Haul Away Appliances

October 7, 2017.

Are you ready to kick your old appliances to the curb? Not so fast! Whether you’re in the middle of a full renovation or just upgrading your old refrigerator, there are some things you should know before you send your appliances off to the big kitchen in the sky. Your exciting upgrade or impressive renovation can quickly run afoul of local, state and/or federal law if your disposal methods aren’t compliant with legal guidelines.

Why Appliance Disposal Can Be Tricky

From a federal standpoint alone, full compliance with legal guidelines can be complicated when it comes to appliance disposal. Environmental Protection Agency mandates, for instance, cover any appliances containing refrigerant, which can be very damaging to the environment if disposed of improperly. Mercury and other volatile compounds exist in many appliances, which must also be handled with care in order to stay on the right side of the law.

There are other safety hazards that must be considered, apart from the environmental hazards posed by the components of your appliances. Refrigerator doors must be removed to prevent the trapping and accidental death of children, for instance.

Navigating all of these requirements while also completing a remodeling project, or while trying to replace vital appliances after they break, can turn an exciting experience into a stressful one. Throw in hoops one must jump through in order to potentially schedule municipal pickup, and it quickly becomes a complicated mess.

If you’re planning to donate outdated appliances that still have a bit of useful life left, you’re still responsible for determining which ones can legally be donated and finding the appropriate drop-off locations. In some cases, retailers may offer pickup and haul-off for the appliances you’re replacing, but the costs are often hidden and may be substantial. Some retailers also simply offer bare minimum legal compliance, rather than environmentally-sound recycling.

How to Haul Away Appliances the Easy Way

Assuming you own a truck, have a strong back, and a clear understanding of all pertinent laws, you could haul away appliances yourself. If you choose this route, you should be advised that you may need to take each appliance to a separate recycling center in order to make sure you’re making the most environmentally responsible choice.

Our Jiffy Junk technicians know you don’t have time to track down the right facilities, load each appliance separately, and take several different trips to different locations just to dispose of outdated or broken appliances. Because we place a high value on your time, we offer white-glove services to customers throughout Suffolk and Nassau Counties.

We’ll come to your home or place of business, remove all of your old appliances and dispose of them in the most ethical way possible. Functioning appliances can be dropped off at participating donation centers, while broken ones are recycled in accordance with all mandated guidelines. When the appliances are gone, you’ll find a clean space waiting for your new additions. Don’t let your renovation or appliance upgrade experience become a nightmare, keep it simple and exciting with professional appliance pickup services.

Call today: 844-543-3966.

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