1. Recycle Your Old Washer When You Buy a New Clothes Washer.
Many appliance retailers will pick up and recycle your old clothes washer when you purchase a new one. Ask your retailer for assurance that the old unit will be properly recycled and not re-sold as an inefficient, second-hand unit. Some retailers or manufacturers also offer cash rebates when you buy a new clothes washer. Enter your zip code, select the "Clothes Washers" box, and click the "Locate Special Offers/Rebates" button to find a clothes washer recycling program in your area.
2. Check with Your State Energy Office, Local Electric and Water Utilities or Conservation Programs.
Local utilities, energy-efficiency, and water conservation organizations support a growing number of clothes washer recycling programs. Check out the same “special offers/rebates” button to locate offers from States and utilities.
3. Ask About Municipal Pick-Up of Appliances.
Your local waste management division may offer heavy trash pick-up and recycling programs for appliances. Contact them directly for information.
4. Talk to Your Local Scrap Metal Recycler.
Thousands of scrap metal recyclers recycle old clothes washers. Ask your scrap metal recycler for assurance that your old unit will be properly recycled.