Replacing an old fringe or other kitchen appliance? Whether you’re replacing it because it’s broken, or replacing it because of some renovations, you must do something with the old one. So, what are your options? How can you get rid of the old appliance in the most cost-effective and simple manner? It turns out you do have some options, some of which can even get you a little cash.
Pay the company that delivers
Whenever you purchase a new appliance and it gets delivered, you can usually pay the delivery team a fee to take the old appliance. How much? It will depend on the company delivering and the condition of your old appliance. If you are in the situation where you have not made a purchase but are replacing your old appliance, you won’t be able to get this service.
Ask your council
Your council should offer some type of recycling program. There will be council a clean-up offering within each area. Typically, you are offered two pre-booked council clean ups per financial year. There are a few issues with this. They recommend that you book eight weeks in advance. Sometimes they get lazy and don’t come when they are scheduled to. Also, they will often give you the first available time slot, who knows how far away that could be.
A utility company?
Rarely, utility companies will give you an incentive or pay you cash to turn in old appliances. They may then recycle or sell these appliances themselves. Sometimes they provide you with money and other times they credit your utility account. Check with your provider to see if you can get a deal.
Getting professionals in to do the job is, without doubt, the easiest option. Yes, you will pay them, but the service is quick and easy. 1300RUBBISH will come to your home, take away the appliance, and do it responsibly. You can schedule in advance or make an on the spot call. You no longer have to worry about carrying heavy and awkward appliances, a fridge for example. For a fair price, you get peace of mind and prompt, professional service.
Sell them for money
Appliances that are still in working order can be sold for money. If you are just doing a straight upgrade and your old appliance still works, people will pay good money. Facebook Marketplace and Gumtree are great ways to get some interested buyers. You never know, a broken appliance could still be someone else’s treasure. Some people love the recyclable material found in appliances, metals, plastic, glass and more.
Give it away
Just give it away! If you don’t have time to sell, or you don’t want to pay somebody to pick it up, offer it for free. When you give it away, make sure you let them know that it’s pick up only. Now you will have your appliance picked up for free! Another option is to see if the Salvation Army or Vinnies will take it. They might even pick it up for you.
You don’t want that old appliance sticking around after it’s been replaced. Get rid of it!