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 or search on the RCBC Recyclepedia for a list of nearest drop off locations in your community, or contact the RCBC Recycling Hotline at 604.732.9253 (Lower Mainland) or 1.800.667.4321 (BC wide) to find more information.

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