As you prepare to buy an ASKO dishwasher or laundry appliance, there's one more thing for you to think about: what to do with your old appliance. If it is in good working condition, you can donate it to a charity. If it's time for your appliance to be retired, please recycle it. If it's an ASKO you're replacing, keep in mind that the entire appliance can be recycled, and all parts are labeled to make the process easier. Here at ASKO, we're concerned about the effect our appliances have on the environment - from beginning to end.
Some national and local charities, especially those that run thrift stores, accept used appliances. You can look for a charity in the phone book under "Thrift Stores" or "Charities." Be sure to contact the organization to make sure it can take appliances.
Some groups offer curbside pick up. Even if you plan to drop off the appliance yourself, please contact the organization ahead of time. There may be a designated drop-off time or location. Please do not abandon appliances on an organization's doorstep. It doesn't do them any good to discover a dishwasher that's been sitting outside in the rain!
Keep in mind that all donated appliances should be in good working condition and accompanied by the owner's manual if possible.
If you cannot donate your old appliance, please recycle it. Most appliances are made mainly of steel, which is easy to reuse.
Many landfills that accept appliances send them out to be recycled. Check with your local landfill to see whether it recycles appliances. If not, you can look for local recycling companies in the phone book under "Recycling" and "Scrap Metal."
Some will pick up the appliance at your home. Please do not take your appliance to a company without first contacting the company. Not all recycling companies will be able to take appliances, and those that do may have designated drop-off times or locations.
Some will charge you to pick up your appliance, and some will pay you for the scrap metal, so it is a good idea to call several places to see what your options are.