4 Ways To Recycle Your Old Appliances
Get Rid of Big Appliances with Little Effort
Labor day is one of the best times of year to score big savings on home appliances. Deals up to 40% off have already started rolling out at Home Depot, Best Buy and Lowe’s on everything to outfit your kitchen and bathroom. While it’s easy to find big bargains, disposing of big appliances is a bit more of a hassle. Here are four ways to get rid of those old appliances responsibly.
FREE Refrigerator Pickup + $50 Rebate from National Grid
National Grid customers of upstate New York can take advantage of National Grid’s Refrigerator Recycling Program which offers FREE pickup PLUS a $50 rebate. They even let you schedule an appointment online or by phone (1-888-740-8122). Rules:
- refrigerator/freezer is between 10-30 cubic feet using inside measurements
- is clean, empty and in working order at time of pickup
- accessible with a clear path of removal
Donate to local Habitat For Humanity ReStore (pickup avail.)
First of all, if you haven’t been to the Habitat For Humanity ReStore off of I-87 Exit 17 in Moreau, it’s definitely worth checking out. They have a huge, always-changing selection of everything you need to outfit and decorate a home, from furniture and fixtures to building materials and appliances. The ReStore accepts used appliances that are clean and in working order and offers free pickup for large donations. Best of all, profits from the sale of ReStore items goes right back into our community towards affordable homes for local families in need. For more information or to schedule a pickup, call (518) 793-7484 email the ReStore Donations Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org, or message them on Facebook.
Donation Drop Offs: The Southern Adirondack Habitat ReStore is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 AM to 6 PM, with donation drop-offs accepted between the hours of 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM.
Saratoga County Transfer Stations – Free Drop Off
The Saratoga County Department of Public Works accepts large appliances at their transfer stations in Saratoga Springs, Corinth, Clifton park, Milton & Moreau (hours below). Drop offs are free for county residents – you must bring a copy of a utility bill. They accept stoves, refrigerators, washers and dryers, air conditioners, water coolers, dehumidifiers, dishwashers, microwaves and furnaces – be sure that any liquids and/or glass shelves are removed.
|Saratoga Springs||41 Weibel Ave, Saratoga Springs||Tue-Sat: 8AM to 4PM|
|Corinth||115 Heath Rd, Corinth||Tue-Sat: 8AM to 4PM|
|Clifton Park||217 Vischer Ferry Rd, Clifton Park||Tue: 8AM to 6PM, Wed-Sat: 8AM to 4PM|
|Milton||6010 County Farm Rd, Ballston Spa||Tue-Sat: 8AM to 4PM|
|Moreau||U.S. 9 & Butler Rd, Moreau||Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat: 7:30AM to 3:45PM|
Retail Haul-Away Services
Many big box stores offer haul away services for a small fee with the purchase of a replacement appliance. If you’re buying from Lowe’s, Home Depot or Best Buy, you can request a haul away of your old appliance for around $20. Best Buy also offers stand-alone pickups of old appliances (without the purchase of a replacement from them) for $99.
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