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Sadly, household and kitchen appliances get old along with the rest of us. While others simply need to be serviced in order to (hopefully) work good as new again, others need to be upgraded, with some needing to be replaced altogether. And in order to replace your old dishwasher, you’re going to need to know what to do with your old one. Can you put your old dishwasher out to the curb and simply wait for your local waste collection to pick it up? Or are there better ways to dispose of your old appliances? In this article, we take a look at how to properly dispose of an old dishwasher, so you can make sure that you’re doing your part for both your local community and the environment.

Sell It


If your dishwasher is still in good working condition but you simply wanted to upgrade to a newer model, selling your old dishwasher is a great way to go. In this win-win scenario, you get to help out someone who does not have the money to purchase a brand new machine, while getting a few extra dollars for yourself.

Junk King tells us more on how you can sell your old dishwasher for some extra pocket money:

“Yard sales or garage sales may be a bit of a stretch for finding buyers, but it’s certainly worth a try. Various classifieds can work, and especially online services such as Craigslist. Remember to clean the machine and be sure to note any visible damage or scratches. If you post your appliance online, always include close-up and well-lit images.If selling it yourself is not your cup of tea, you can easily find used appliance dealers and “junk” dealers who would be happy to take your old machine off your hands for cash. Just don’t expect to make a lot of money on an old appliance, however.”

Donate it

If you don’t need the extra pocket money and/or are willing to donate your old machine, then this could be a great option for getting rid of your dishwasher. Call around to your local charity shops and see who might be willing to take old appliances that are still in working condition. They may even pick it up for you! explains why donating your old dishwasher is a great option for removing it from your house:

“Give your old dishwasher to someone in your community who may need a dishwasher, period. Thrift stores like the Salvation Army and Goodwill may take old appliances as well, as long as they’re in working condition. Check with your tax advisor if you go this route, as you may be eligible for a tax write-off. Not only will you get rid of your old appliance, you’ll have helped out someone who can’t afford a new dishwasher, but still needs help with the dishes.”

Recycle It

If your old dishwasher is not in working condition (which is the most likely reason why you’re trying to sell it), then you’re going to need to look into recycling it. Recycling your old dishwasher does not mean simply taking it out to the curb, but doing some investigating to see which of your local recycling centres will take your old appliance. tells us more on how to properly recycle your dishwasher:

“The most Earth-friendly thing to do is recycle your old dishwasher. There are recycling centers located all over the country, some of which may even offer cash for your appliance. A few online resources, like Earth911 and, have comprehensive guides to help you find recycling centers and services in your area. For a fee, Best Buy will haul away your old appliances to be recycled. The service costs $100 for two units, and another $20 for each additional appliance. Home Depot and Lowe’s offer similar services.”

We offer a wide variety of waste disposal options, including how to correctly recycle your old dishwasher and other appliances, with services readily available online. Reach out to us to see what we can offer you.

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