Small Appliances Illegal in Garbage & Drains Contains Mercury Put in Recycling Cart/Bin 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 Throw in the Trash Small appliances are made from dangerous materials, such as freon, chlorofluorocarbons and mercury. Don’t throw them away because they can leach toxic chemicals into the environment. Ways to Reuse Sell on Ebay Consider selling small appliances on Ebay or listing them for free on Craigslist. This approach brings the seller to you, which saves time and money; the environment will also benefit from less carbon emissions. Donate to Thrift Stores Drop off unwanted appliances at any thrift shops that accept them, so these appliances don’t end up in a landfill. Did You Know? Absence of Small Appliance Takeback Programs Electronics and small appliances are sold at most box stores, yet few of them offer takeback programs for small appliances. Walmart, Sam’s Club and Target did not have any small appliance takeback programs as of 2015. Best Buy is one of the few shops to take back certain small and large appliances.