- Stove, Range
- Water heater
- Countertop appliances
- Air conditioners*
- Water fountains*
*Some fees will apply to Freon-container appliances. See Fee Schedule.
Why Disposal Costs?
If you have ever tried to dispose of large appliances, especially those with Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), you know how difficult and expensive it can be. The refrigerant gas (CFC) and the potential for hazardous materials drive up the price for proper disposal. In some cases, appliances are disposed of in a manner that harms the environment and leaves the original owner open to liability. Appliances known to contain CFCs include; refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, and de-humidifiers.
Reducing Dangerous Pollution
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.
The Recycle Depot collects appliances (including Freon-containing appliances for a nominal fee.) Contact the Depot at (574) 935-8618 for more information. In addition, scrap dealers also collect appliances for recycling.