Appliance Recycling

Appliances are valuable sources of scrap metal when they become obsolete or are no longer needed. However, some appliance components contain materials that can be harmful to human health and the environment if they are not properly removed and managed prior to recycling—these harmful materials are referred to as “Materials that Require Special Handling (MRSH)“.

    Major Appliance

    A “major appliance” means any domestic or commercial device, including, but not limited to, a:

    • washing machine
    • clothes dryer
    • hot water heater
    • dehumidifier
    • conventional oven
    • microwave oven
    • stove
    • refrigerator
    • freezer
    • air-conditioner
    • trash compactor
    • residential furnace