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Fridge Over Troubled Water

Do you have an old appliance shoved aside in the garage that is beyond my repair skills? Many customers call to ask if I can remove old appliance when I come to repair another. While I don’t offer that service, there are ways to dispose of your appliances without tossing them in the landfill. Here’s a tip from Green Piece Indy:

When your fridge is on the fritz, the last thing you want to worry about is how and where to haul it once it finally goes kaput. From an environmental perspective, repairing an older item is typically preferable to buying new (unless, of course, said item is an energy-sucking beast). Just remember: When you’re ready to replace household appliances, don’t simply discard the old ones. In addition to clogging our landfills, many of these items contain toxic chemicals, such as lead, mercury, and Freon, which can pollute the air, soil, and water supply, not to mention posing serious health hazards.

Instead, we suggest calling Disposal Alternatives Organization, which offers Indianapolis area residents free household appliance removal and recycling. From water heaters to washers and dryers, DAO recycles or, in some cases, refurbishes old appliances, then resells them at low costs in their storefront at 38th Street and I-465. Items may be dropped off at DAO’s eastside or westside locations. Or, simply call to schedule a free removal.

Save yourself the hassle of dragging your old dishwasher out the door. After all, you have better things to do…like figuring out whether the new Energy Star-rated model you’re going to get looks better in black, white, or stainless steel.

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September 30, 2009 - Posted by | All appliances

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