Can I Recycle My Dishwasher?
Yes! Dishwashers are almost entirely recyclable. They contain valuable materials like plastic and metal that can potentially be worth money at recycling entities like Cohen.
What Parts of My Dishwasher are Recyclable?
- Stainless Steel
- Various other Metals
Transporting Dishwashers for Recycling:
There are a few precautions you need to take before bringing your dishwasher into a recycling center.
- Unplug it- You don’t want to accidentally rip a cord out. Even though your dishwasher is probably outdated or broken, safely unplugging all cables helps prevent electrical fires and other potential damages.
- Let it cool- Every large appliance has hot spots. After unplugging all necessary wires, it’s wise to let the machine sit for a few hours before any sort of dismantling occurs.
Dishwashers and Their Effect on the Environment:
Most states have banned the disposal of dishwashers in landfills. The improper disposal of large “white goods,” or appliances, can result in a hefty fine.
How Much Money Can I Get For Recycling My Dishwasher?
Since prices for materials change so frequently, and since the size and make-up varies, there’s not an exact price that you can expect to receive. However, you can bring it into Cohen today to get a competitive offer for any valuable materials present.
By recycling your dishwasher, you’re taking steps to reduce your carbon footprint, preventing the deterioration of the ozone layer, and promoting a healthier environment for us all.