Can You Recycle Small Appliances in Working Condition?

With the holidays right around the corner, many people are turning their thoughts to doing good deeds for their fellow man.  Not to mention turning their thoughts to all the presents…  If you are getting new small appliances for the holidays, you can enjoy your new presents and do something with your old ones by recycling!

You may have gotten a brand new blender, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t years of life left on your old one…

Don’t toss those small appliances just yet—they are sure to be appreciated by those in need.  Small appliances (working ones, anyway) can be recycled by donating them to charities, thrift stores, and those in need.  You can contact a local area Goodwill, Salvation Army or even a church charity.  You can even post free classified ads offering any unused working appliances online or in a local paper.

If you can’t find anyone interested in your older appliances, or do not want to be bothered with donations, you should still consider recycling your items instead of just throwing them away.  Small appliances can be broken down into parts and recycled.  All you have to do is find a recycling center near you that accepts appliances.

There are tons of appliances that can be accepted for recycling…

These appliances include microwave ovens, coffee makers, bread makers, deep fryers, slow cookers, toasters and toaster ovens, blenders, food processers and the like.  If you have multiple items, some recycling services will even pick them up.

To find more ideas on what to do with your Small appliances, working ones, go online…

Online you’ll find tips, as well listings for all your local recycling centers.  Recycling is something you can do for yourself, for your neighbor and for the planet.  Recycling is a great deed to start during the holidays, and an even better habit to carry over into your everyday life.