If your old appliance doesn’t work, see if your retailer can remove it for you when you buy a new one. You can also bring it to the Landfill of North Iowa for recycling.

The following appliances are accepted at the Landfill of North Iowa with a small fee:

  • Air conditioners
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Dishwashers
  • Dryers
  • Freezers
  • Furnaces
  • Humidifiers
  • Microwaves
  • Refrigerators
  • Stoves
  • Trash compactors
  • Washers
  • Water heaters

Be sure to check our fees by clicking here.

Why should I recycle my appliance?

It’s important to properly dispose of your old appliances because they contain materials that are hazardous to the Earth and human health. Recycling your appliance:

  • Keeps harmful chemicals such as CFCs, HCFCs, HFCs and mercury out of the landfill and atmosphere.
  • Recovers reusable materials such as metal, plastic, glass and oil.
  • Saves energy. Recycling existing materials to make products uses less energy than manufacturing new products from virgin materials.

Recycling might also save you money. Some energy companies will offer rebates if you buy energy-efficient models or pay you to get rid of an energy-wasting appliances. Check with your local utility company.

What happens to my appliance after I drop it off?

Almost all of the materials in a refrigerator or freezer, for example, can be recycled. This includes the metal cabinet, plastic liner, glass shelves, the refrigerant and oil in the compressor, and the blowing agent contained in polyurethane foam insulation.

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