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Recycling Appliances

The Broward County Energy Sense Appliance Rebate Program requires program participants to remove their old appliance by either recycling or disposal.  Since the goal of the rebate program is to save energy as well as help protect the environment, the County strongly encourages recycling your old appliance. By doing so, participants can avoid contaminating Broward County natural resources.

Here are a few ways that you can recycle your business’ old appliance:

  1. Ask your retailer to recycle your old appliance when you purchase your new ENERGY STAR appliance.
    Many appliance retailers will pick up and recycle your old appliance when you purchase a new one. Ask your retailer if this opportunity is available when you purchase your new appliance.
  2. Talk to a local scrap metal recycler.
    Local scrap metal recyclers can recycle old refrigerators and/or clothes washers. Check the yellow pages for a list of scrap metal dealers in your area. Also, depending on the size and weight of the appliance, the scrap metal dealer may be willing to pick-up the old appliance.
  3. Recycle your appliance at a Broward County Landfill.
    The Southwest Regional Landfill is located at 7101 S.W. 205th Avenue in Fort Lauderdale and is open from Monday to Saturday. The first load is accepted at 8 a.m. and drop-offs must be completed and customers exit the landfill by 4:30 p.m.
  4. Ask your private waste contractor to pick-up your appliance.
    As a business, you most likely have a contract with a private waste company.  Please contact the company and ask if your old appliance can be picked up and recycled as opposed to being disposed of in a landfill that does not recycle old appliances.

DID YOU KNOW?  A refrigerator that is at least 10 years old contains an average of 120 pounds of recyclable steel. The energy saved by recycling one such refrigerator is equivalent to almost 290 kilowatt hours. That’s enough energy to run a new ENERGY STAR qualified refrigerator for 8 months. - ENERGYSTAR.GOV