In July of 1994, the State of Illinois banned the disposal of large appliances (white goods) from all state landfills. These appliances contain chlorofluorocarbon refrigerant gases (Freon), insulating foam, PCBs and/or mercury (in switches) which can harm the environment if placed in a landfill. In addition, they also contain numerous metals and a steel shell which can also be recycled.
State law prohibits the disposal of appliances in landfills. A separate truck will collect appliances on your regularly scheduled pick day.
Please call Waste Management at (800) 796-9696 to schedule a pick-up at $40.00 per item.
The following items are accepted:
Washer Freezer Dishwasher
Stove Dehumidifier Air conditioner
Furnace Hot water heater
Please note: Appliance pickup services do charge a fee to dispose of old/unwanted large appliances.
Many appliance dealers will also take away your old appliance for free or for a nominal charge.