(Last Updated: 8/13/2019)
There are three options for recycling large appliances like refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, water coolers, washers, dryers, stoves, ovens, dishwashers, water heaters, and trash compactors. Information for residential customers with residential appliances only. See commercial appliance disposal information.
Option #1: County disposal facilities accept large appliances for a $20 recycling fee at North, Central, and South Kitsap Recycling and Garbage Facilities and at Olympic View Transfer Station. Customers must transport and unload the item themselves. Remove food and garbage from appliances before bringing to a facility. No commercial appliances are accepted, even if they were used in a home.
Option #2: Contact a home haul-away service to ask about appliance pick-up.
Eligible Puget Sound Energy customers can receive $25 when they have a qualifying fridge or freezer picked up for free recycling.
Kitsap Habitat for Humanity offers free home pick up service for working or non-working appliances. Sign up using their online form.
Mason Habitat for Humanity offers free home pick up service in Belfair for working major appliances only. Sign up using their online form.
Many appliance retailers will pick up and recycle your old appliance when they deliver a new one. Allbest Appliances and Recycling, Best Buy, Sears, Home Depot, and Lowe's offer appliance haul-away programs. Fees may apply. Ask the retailer for assurance the old unit will be properly recycled.
Option #3: Contact the private recycling businesses below to ask about dropping off your specific appliance. Most metal recyclers accept non-refrigerating appliances for free but charge a small fee for recycling refrigerating appliances. The fee helps the business offset the cost of disposing of the hazardous chemicals (CFCs) inside fridges, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, and water coolers.
Give away, sell, or donate good condition items. Learn more about donating good condition items.