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Are you redoing your kitchen or simply upgrading your appliances? If so, you’ll need to figure out something to do with your old appliances. Instead of trashing used appliances, donate appliances to one of the three places we suggest below!

To you, these items may be trash, but to someone else, they have a lot of value and life left in them. Not to mention, trashing used appliances is not good for the environment. Read on for Home-Tech‘s suggestions on donating used appliances!

Why Donate Appliances?

The reality is that appliances are expensive. They work for 8-10 years if you maintain proper upkeep on them, so it makes sense that they’re a rather pricey home necessity. This means, however, that many people cannot afford these commodities at their original prices.

If you’re in the position where you can afford brand new appliances as an upgrade for your kitchen, why not donate your old appliances to help out others? Not only is it fairly easy to do, but it’ll make you feel better about not just wasting a few good years of a working appliance.

If your appliance has completely failed you, make sure to recycle them! If you can’t donate appliances, don’t trash them! They are indeed recyclable. The proper disposal of an old appliance will avoid the release of ozone depleting substances and save landfill space. It’ll also avoid the release of appliance oil, mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls, which can all have negative effects on the human body.

If you’re looking to donate an appliance, EPA sponsors a Responsible Appliance Disposal (RAD) program. You can find a partner program near you here.

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Where to Donate Appliances?

There are three main places we recommend to donate appliances to. Typically, these organizations will come and pick up the appliances for you, so your job is as simple as making a phone call.

home-tech-habitat-for-humanityHabitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is an organization near and dear to Home-Tech’s heart. We’ve helped build 22 homes for Habitat, and we look forward to building more in the future.

Habitat ReStores is Habitat for Humanity’s home improvement store. This store houses gently used furniture, appliances, housewares, building materials and more. These donations help build the community around you.

To donate items here, all you have to do is locate a Habitat Restore location near you by entering in your zip code, let them know what you want to donate and determine the best way for them to receive your items. It’s that easy!

Salvation Army

Proceeds from The Salvation Army are used to fund their Adult Rehabilitation Centers, where those struggling with drugs and alcohol have a second chance at life. By supporting this cause, you’re not only getting rid of your waste in a productive manner, but also supporting and bettering your community. The Salvation Army offers free pickups when you donate appliances.

Goodwill Industries

Goodwill doesn’t allow large appliances as donations, but they do accept smaller appliances. If you’re getting a new toaster, blender or even microwave, Goodwill is the place to donate! You can call your local Goodwill and ask them if they’ll accept your donation before bringing it to your local drop-off.

This list is definitely not exhaustive, but it’s the three main, national places we suggest donating your used appliances to. Community thrift stores and local churches are also great places to call and see if they accept appliance donations.

There may be a family in your own community in need of a refrigerator. It’s important to keep in mind that although you’re fortunate enough to enjoy brand new appliances, others are wishing for gently used ones.

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