Small Appliances

Alternative ways to recycle
Illegal in Garbage & Drains
Contains Mercury
E-Waste Drop-Off

Airconditioners or appliances with freon, are not accepted.

Repair, Don’t Replace!
Support small local business and take broken appliances to a repair shop to fix them up instead of buying new.  Do a search for a current list of shops near you, like this one:

Ace Vacuum & Sewing
2916 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank | (818) 842-1146
Map & Directions
We service every make/model vacuum and sewing machine as well as small appliances. I-Robots and central vacs. Come in for a free estimate. 


Trash Bin

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.

Alternative Ways to Recycle


Best Buy's Electronics and Appliances Recycling Program

Best Buy will take back fans, vacuums and other home electronics for free; they also offer a buyback program for more desired electronics. They accept up to three items per day from each household. Find a location here.

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.