Become a member  |  Member Login

How can I recycle my old appliance?


AHAM is a co-sponsor with the Steel Recycling Institute of the Recycling Information Center, a toll free number that offers information on product recycling, including recycling of major appliances. 

If you have questions about recycling in your area, or need to recycle an older appliance, call
1-800-YES-1-CAN.  You will be able to speak with live operators about the recycling services available in your area.

Did you know?


Major home appliances, such as kitchen and laundry appliances, have long lives - typically 10-18 years.  When they finally reach the end of their useful lives and are replaced, major appliances take on new value as an important manufacturing raw material - such as scrap steel.

The Steel Recycling Institute announced 2010 recycling rates.  Major appliances recycling rates remained stable at 90 percent.  The release noted that, "these steel recycling rates accomplish much more than simply saving landfill space.  For every ton of steel recycled, 2500 punds of iron ore, 1400 pounds of coal and 120 pounds of limestone are conserved."

For more information, click here.