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Your Guide to Large Appliance Recycling

large appliance recycling in BC

Upgrading your home’s appliances feels good. The old ones look and feel outdated, and they probably don’t work very well anymore. New ones operate more efficiently, match the current design trends, and add to the value of your home.


However, you are left with a problem; what do you do with the old appliance that you removed?


You can’t just throw it into the nearest lake! You need to dispose of it properly, preferably by recycling it so its parts can be used in future products. How do you recycle it? Our blog goes further into how you should dispose of large appliances in BC.


How to Dispose of Large Appliances in British Columbia.

To dispose of your major home appliances in British Columbia, all you need to do is bring your end-of-life appliances to a designated MARR (Major Appliance Recycling Roundtable) drop-off location. Scrap King offers designated drop-off facilities at both our Creston and Salmo locations, where you can recycle your major appliances for free! For more information on the program, you can review the information on our website or visit the MARR website.

What Can I Recycle?

·       Refrigerators, wine coolers and beverage centers

·       Freezers

·       Portable, room and window air conditioners

·       Portable dehumidifiers

·       Clothes washers and dryers

·       Ranges, built-in ovens and surface cooking units

·       Built-in and over the range microwave ovens

·       Range hoods and downdrafts

·       Dishwashers

·       Food waste disposers and trash compactors

·       Electric water dispensers


Major appliances often contain elements that are harmful to the environment if they’re not handled properly. For example, many of them use coolants for cooling and freezing purposes (such as dehumidifiers, refrigerators, freezers, etc.), so it’s important to dispose of them properly.


Additionally, recycling them means you can reduce the need for raw materials in the manufacture of new products. Appliances are made largely out of metal, which is very easy to recycle and use in new materials.


Contact Scrap King for Help with Large Appliance Recycling

We understand that, with the continued development of appliance technology, you will want to upgrade occasionally so you can have the latest device in your home. Getting rid of the old appliances doesn’t have to be a difficult problem – you can bring it to Scrap King.


We offer large appliance recycling and are a MARR member so you can trust us to provide free recycling services for all your major home appliances. We have drop-off locations in Salmo and Creston. Call us today for more information.


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