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How to Get Rid of Your Old Dishwasher

Over time, our kitchen and household appliances start running into problems. Dishwashers are definitely no exception. The first port of call is obviously to try and contact a dishwasher repairer, like Repair Aid, to try and correct the issue. However, whether the repairer recommends that a repair job is not worth your money, or you feel like you just want a new dishwasher, you’ve still got the problem of disposing of your old dishwasher. Not to worry, because we’re here to tell you the best and most effective ways you can get rid of your old dishwasher.

Option #1: Recycle It

Fly tipping is, of course, littering and is illegal in the UK. If you’re caught, you could face a massive fine. So why not just take it to a recycling centre instead? Just look up your closest recycling centre and dispose of it there. You could even contact your council to find out if they run their own recycling scheme for white goods. If you’re unable to shift your dishwasher by yourself, you can request a collection from either the council or a waste collection agency. Recycling is the greenest option when it comes to getting rid of your dishwasher and, with so much concern surrounding climate change, it helps to reduce your carbon footprint.

Option #2: Retailer Pick-up

If you’re buying a new dishwasher from a brick-and-mortar retailer, there’s a chance that they’ll have a program in place where they’ll deliver your new dishwasher and take away your old one for you in order to recycle it or even salvage it for parts. When negotiating a price or a deal with your dishwasher retailer, bring the subject up and try and get a free pick-up as part of your purchase, if possible.

Option #3: Sell It

If your dishwasher is still in good working order or it is repairable, and you just want a new dishwasher for your home, you could try and sell your dishwasher. There are plenty of online marketplaces to utilise, such as Craigslist, eBay, Facebook and others. This could net you some money to contribute towards your new dishwasher, but make sure that your listing is honest. If your dishwasher has a problem, the person buying it should know that beforehand. You may even be able to find a local junk dealer who will give you a small amount of money for your dishwasher so they can strip it for parts.

Option #4: Donate It

If you want to give back to society and help out someone who may not have the means to buy a new dishwasher, you could post an advert on social media to see if anyone wants your old dishwasher. Or you could ask in the local community to see if there’s anyone who could use the dishwasher, such as an elderly person with a fixed income. Another option is to enquire to see if a local charity shop will take it in. Some charities – such as the British Red Cross and British Heart Foundation – have stores where they sell dishwashers and household appliances. Perhaps someone who is setting up a new business in the local area could use a dishwasher? Or even a local shelter may be in need of a dishwasher too. Just make sure not to stick your dishwasher out on the kerb with a ‘free’ sign attached is this is still fly tipping and illegal.

So, as you can see, there are plenty of options for you if you want to get rid of your dishwasher. However, it’s always worth investigating if your dishwasher can be fixed before you get rid of it. Buying a new dishwasher when it’s not needed can contribute to waste, and it’s always best to try and reuse what you’ve got. So if you have an old dishwasher that could be fixed instead of being disposed of, get in touch with our team at Repair Aid to receive great rates and a 12-month guarantee on all dishwasher repair work.

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