AHAM is a co-sponsor with the Steel
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
. You will
be able to speak with live operators about the
recycling services available in your
Did you know?
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
The Steel Recycling Institute
. Major appliances
recycling rates remained stable at 90
. 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."