Appliance Recycling

The Recycle Depot accepts all home appliances. To see the list and fees, visit the home page to see our fee schedule.


Freon-Containing Appliances

If your appliance contains or did contain Freon, Depot staff must evacuate it for a fee. This includes all appliances that provide refrigeration as well as freezers, dehumidifers, air conditioners, etc.

The Clean Air Act of 1990 required that CFC refrigerants contained in various appliances be removed and recovered prior to disposing of the appliances. If allowed to escape into the air, CFCs contribute to the depletion of the ozone layer. Many older appliances have capacitors and ballasts that may contain PCBs, a cancer causing material now banned in appliances manufactured in the United States. Some appliances contain a mercury switch, which represents a serious health risk if not properly reclaimed.


Other Appliances

Metal non-Freon containing appliances may also be dropped off at the Recycle Depot. No fees apply. This includes microwaves, grills, Insta-Pots, vacuum cleaners, washers and dryers, heaters, etc. This material is considered scrap. If you have a large amount of scrap, we encourage you to visit a regular scrapyard such as Rochester Iron & Metal, LaPaz Iron & Metal, or Lewis Salvage in Warsaw.