Let’s face it, washing machines aren’t the easiest thing in the world to move around, mainly due to the huge block of cement that keeps them on the ground, so when you have to get rid of one it can be a bit of a challenge.
Thankfully at CDDL recycling, we deal with all manner of household waste disposal, including old washing machines, so you can rest assured that your appliance will be responsibly recycled.
To make things a bit easier we’ve answered our most frequently asked washing machine removal questions.
How to dispose of an old washing machine
Every year British consumers buy over 2.6 million washing machines! But what happens with these when they no longer work or are simply upgraded for new.
The simple truth is, most of the time, they end up in landfill and are left to decompose for hundreds of years.
It doesn’t have to be this way though, machine parts and components are highly recyclable, so by using a washing machine recycling company like CDDL Recycling, you can do your bit for the environment and keep these materials in circulation.
If you want to get rid of your rubbish and help the environment too then choosing a waste removal company is the best way to make sure your waste doesn’t end up in landfill.
How much does it cost to recycle a washing machine?
The cost of recycling a washing machine will depend on your location and whether you have any other electricals to dispose of, we are happy to give you a tailor-made quote, so please do get in touch to find out how much it will cost to take your machine away.
I’m worried about flytipping, can you reassure me?
At CDDL we are a fully licensed and insured waste disposal company, so you can be confident that your rubbish will be disposed of in the correct way. We also follow a reduce, reuse, recycle ethos so you can trust us to do the right thing with your waste.
What happens to the machines when they are recycled?
When a washing machine is recycled, the first thing that happens is that all of the recyclable materials are separated from the non-recyclable ones.
The recyclable materials are then sent off to be made into new products, whilst the non-recyclable materials are taken to be incinerated to create energy
The metals in a washing machine can be recycled over and over again without losing any of their properties, so recycling washing machines really is a great way to help preserve our natural resources.
What are the different parts of a washing machine that can be recycled?
The drum, motor, and pump can all be recycled and reused, as can the door seal, control panel, and detergent dispenser.
The main body of the machine is usually made from plastic or metal, both of which can be recycled.
How do you disconnect a washing machine?
Your washing machine will need to be disconnected prior to collection but if you need a guide on how to do this, follow these simple steps or check out this helpful video
1. Turn off the water supply to the washing machine by turning off the valve that connects it to the water supply.
2. Unplug the washing machine from the wall.
3. Remove the hoses from the back of the washing machine by unscrewing them.
4. Lift up and remove the washing machine from its location.
Top Tip: It’s a good idea to lay some old towels around the machine as even an empty machine will contain some water in the pipes and filters.
We hope this has answered your questions about washing machine disposal, but if you have any more please do not hesitate to contact us, and we will be happy to help.