If your appliance is still in working condition and newer than 10 years old, consider donating it to Habitat for Humanity, Second Use, or Salvation Army. Call in advance to ensure your appliance will be accepted.
Customers can recycle non-refrigerant type major appliances at no cost, including stoves, washers, and dryers at King County solid waste facilities where scrap metal is collected. The closest locations are in Bellevue and Shoreline.
Refrigerant appliances such as refrigerators and air conditioners have a disposal fee of $30 (2019 rate) at the King County Recycling and Transfer Stations.
We offer appliance recycling at our Spring and Fall Recycling Collection Events, typically held in May and October. Non-refrigerant appliances can be recycled as scrap metal for free, while refrigerant appliances have a pass-through charge. In 2019, the cost for recycling a refrigerator at our events was $30, and $35 for household air conditioners (2020 rates may change).
Waste Management can collect appliances for disposal from the curb in front of your house for a fee:
- Refrigerator / freezer - $83.78
- Appliances - $78.56
To schedule curbside pickup with Waste Management, please call 1-800-592-9995.
You can also find private service providers using King County's What Do I Do With tool.