Recycle Large Appliances

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WHAT:
Large metal appliances

For example:  dryers, freezers, furnaces, ovens, ranges, refrigerators, stoves, wall ovens, washers, water heaters, washing machines, dishwashers (metal tub)

 

But NO:
Largely plastic items (See Appliances, small)
Dishwashers with a plastic tub are accepted at the Pleasantview Road Drop-off Center as non-compactable garbage.

For example: dishwashers (plastic tub)

 

WHERE:
Large appliances are accepted at the Drop-off Center in the Bulky Materials Recycling area. Have your load checked by the attendant before unloading.

 

HOW:

  • There is a $5 per item handling fee for large appliance
  • Refrigerators and freezers must have the refrigerant (“freon”) removed and tagged by a licensed individual. If you bring a full sized refrigerator or freezer in without a tag, we charge $25 to provide this service for you.
  • Air conditioners, dehumidifiers, and mini-fridges must have the refrigerant (freon) removed and tagged by a licensed individual. We charge $15 for smaller refrigerant-containing appliances. 

 


 

Recycle Small Metal Appliances

WHAT:

  • Small appliances primarily made of METAL go on the Scrap Metal pile at the Drop-off Center.
  • Small appliances primarily made of PLASTIC are no longer recyclable. (We know. We are disappointed too. We hope to find a new market for them some day.)

For example:  blenders, bread machines, bread makers, curling irons, dehumidifiers, drills, holiday lights (strings of), irons, microwave ovens, mixers, power tools, projectors, radiant space heaters, shredders, toaster ovens, typewriters

But NO:

  • Please throw away removable parts not made of metal (i.e blender pitchers, microwaves turntables, power-tool cases).
  • Electronics are collected separately.  Click here for more information on recycling electronics.

 

WHERE:
Small metal appliances are accepted at the Drop-off Center.

 

HOW:

  • There is no charge to drop off small metal appliances at the Pleasantview Road Drop-off Center.
  • A refrigerant-management fee applies to air conditioners, dehumidifiers, and mini fridges.  See below.

 


 

 

Recycle Refrigerators, Freezers, Air Conditioners, and Dehumidifiers

NOTE: DO YOU QUALIFY FOR A REBATE AND COLLECTION SERVICE?

As part of their efforts to conserve energy, some of the area’s electricity providers offer rebates for recycling working older refrigerators, freezers, and/or air conditioners. Often they will even pick up from your home! Call your electricity provider for information.

WHAT DOES EMMET COUNTY RECYCLING ACCEPT:

  • Refrigerators
  • Freezers
  • Beverage Coolers
  • Air Conditioners
  • Dehumidifiers

 

WHERE:

At the Drop-off Center on Pleasantview Road.

 

HOW:

Fee:  If your item is not already tagged by a certified technician who has removed the refrigerant–as required law before recycling or disposal–there is a fee:

  • Refrigerators, freezers $25
  • Air conditioners, dehumidifiers, and mini fridges, $15

We contract with a certified technician to come out and remove the refrigerant from/confirm the lack of refrigerant in a bunch of appliances at once and tag them all.   We provide this service because, individually, it is very expensive and difficult to schedule an appointment with a certified refrigeration tech to have your appliance tagged.  This is an important step which protects the ozone layer and is key to slowing or reversing climate change.