There are plenty of options out there when it comes to getting rid of your air conditioner responsibly.
Amazingly, your air conditioner can be handed over and you can actually get money back through a special program, as sponsored by your local or regional utility provider. According to the EPA, you would be paid a so-called “bounty”, for allowing your appliance to be collected and recycled.
Contact your electricity provider to find out about the bounty programs in your area!
Another option is to call your local sanitation department, to find out if your old air conditioner may need to be taken to a specific disposal centre or if it may require a qualified technician to remove the coolant – a similar process to the disposal of refrigerators and freezers.
When purchasing your new air conditioner, it is worth checking with the retailer to see if they can dispose of your old model for you. Some merchants provide this service as part of the sale, while others may even reduce the cost of your item in exchange for the trade!
Another solution – most preferred by Skip It – is to recycle your air conditioner, by passing it on to someone else. If it is still working but you have no need for it, you can donate it to those who could put it to better use.
However, if your air conditioner is completely worn out, you may seek out a local organisation that reuses components, rather than chucking them straight into landfill. While some parts of an air conditioner aren’t recyclable, many materials, such as metals and plastics, can be recycled and reused!
The fastest and most convenient solution to dispose of your old air conditioner is to book Skip It’s reliable Wait & Load, Household Clearance or Skip Hire services. Whether it is for your residential or commercial site, we provide a variety of effective and safe waste disposal services!
We are strongly committed to disposing of items responsibly, with the environment’s safety our top priority. In fact, 95 per cent of all the waste we collect gets recycled by our network of accredited recycling centres.
Contact us today to book a service with Skip It!
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