It can be considered a daunting task when you need to dispose of your old washing machine, but luckily Staffordshire Skip Hire are here to help.
Washing machines are classed as hazardous waste, meaning they need extra attention when it comes to getting rid of them. Whether it is broken, outdated or you are just ready for something new, your washing machine will need disposing of responsibly.
Unfortunately, if your washing machine is broken, you can’t just throw it in a skip. They are extremely heavy machines plus it is classed as a hazardous item meaning it will need to be handled in an eco-friendly way. Although extra attention is required, this should be simple disposal which is both responsible and cost-effective.
In this blog, we will share two different disposal options for you, no matter your reason for getting a new washer.
2 Ways to Dispose of Your Washing Machine
Recycling Centre – Recycling centres are the easiest way to dispose of an old washing machine, just check in advance that they will accept them.
Recycle Now is a great resource which can locate your nearest and compliant centre.
Council Collection – Your local council can save you time and effort when it comes to getting rid of your old washing machine. Most local councils offer a collection and removal service for residents, you will just need to check your machine will be accepted for collection. While this is a cost-effective solution, you could find yourself at the end of a long waiting list.
If you are happy to wait for availability this could your option, but if your waste is more urgent you may need to reconsider.