Large Appliances Alternative ways to recycle Illegal in Garbage, Recycling & Drains Contains Mercury Junk Pickup If your appliance is in good condition, consider donating it. Make a free Junk Pickup appointment for the following appliances:Air conditioning unit, air purifier, blender, chainsaw, clothes dryer, coffeemaker, cooktop/stove/range, dehumidifier, dishwasher, freezer, generator, heater/space heater, hedge/edge/grass trimmer, iron, lawn mower, motors (of any kind), other tools or equipment, power tools/equipment (indoor/outdoor), pressure washer, refrigerator, steam iron, toaster, vacuum cleaner, waffle iron, washing machine. The above appliances cannot be disposed of as hazardous waste or e-waste. Never Dump Illegally Large appliances are made from dangerous materials, such as freon, chlorofluorocarbons and mercury. Never dump them illegally because they can leach toxic chemicals into the environment. Alternative Ways to Recycle Find a RAD Partner to Dispose Trying to get rid of an appliance that contains freon, such as a refrigerator, freezer or air conditioner? The EPA’s Responsible Appliance Disposal (RAD) partners are certified to accept freon-containing appliances. Find a RAD partner program. Ways to Reduce It Pays to Upgrade It literally pays to switch from an old appliance to a newer one that’s more energy efficient. ENERGY STAR has a list of special offers and rebates from partners. You may even be eligible for tax breaks. Did You Know? Home Efficiency Audit Home Depot developed an easy-to-use tool that you can use to calculate your home’s energy use. This tool can also help you take steps to reducing your energy bill and help the environment. Find out more.