Ever wonder what to do with your white goods (washing machines, refrigerators, air conditioners, microwaves, stoves, etc.) after they’ve reached the end of their lives? If you recycle these large appliances, you will save space in the landfill, save energy, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. According to ISRI, recycling a single refrigerator reduces 566 lbs of CO2 emissions, which is the equivalent of driving an average passenger vehicle 618 miles.
Looking for locations to recycle white goods in your community? Check out this recycling locator to find organizations that accept white goods near you. You can search by material and zip code, and some locations even provide free pick-up!
We hope you find this tip helpful for recycling your large appliances!