Can I recycle large appliances like washers and dryers?

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Some recycling and solid waste facilities are temporarily closed, operating with reduced hours, or accepting a limited range of materials – please call ahead. Consider delaying your visit to facilities unless absolutely necessary by storing dry recyclables and other items at home temporarily.

If the items are in very good, working condition, there may be someone in your community who is interested in reusing the appliance or salvaging it for parts depending on its age and condition.

If the appliances are no longer in good condition, large appliances are part of the Major Appliance Recycling Roundtable (MARR) recycling program in BC.  Through this program, most landfills and transfer stations accept large appliances recycling.  There may also be several scrap metal companies who would accept the appliances for their metal.

Visit the MARR website for a participating drop-off location, or call the RCBC Recycling Hotline. Drop off options for large appliances can also be found by searching on the RCBC Recyclepedia or by downloading the Recyclepedia Smart Phone App.

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