While some utility and state-sponsored programs may not specifically target these appliances for recycling, water heating as well as heating and cooling products may contain copper, steel, and other recyclable elements. The installing contractor is often responsible for hauling away and properly disposing or recycling the used equipment. If your installing contractor does not remove your used HVAC appliance, check with your local recycling or solid waste providers.
And Everything Else?
While utilities may not target other appliances for special collection, it's important that you contact your local waste management division to learn how to properly recycle those aging machines. Your municipality may collect an old water heater, oven or dishwasher on request — or they may give you the location of your nearest recycling facility for drop-off.