Appliances include refrigerators, freezers, clothes dryers, washing machines, dishwashers, microwave ovens, ranges/ovens, furnaces, hot water heaters, and air conditioners. Also included in this category are small appliances powered by gasoline/other fuels including lawn mowers, edgers, leaf blowers, etc.
Riverside County Landfills
Appliances are accepted at all Riverside County landfills only when placed by the customer in designated areas as directed by site personnel. Customers are directed to place these items in the recycling area in a manner that prevents spills of oil and fuels. Appliances may not be delivered comingled with other solid waste. Waste loads containing appliances mixed with solid waste will be refused. Customers who repeatedly contaminate their waste loads with commingled appliances may be banned from the site.
Locations & hours
Fee schedule: Routine refuse disposal rates apply
Find a local recycler in your area in the local yellow pages under “Recycling”. Please call ahead for details. Some recyclers may require the Freon in refrigeration units to be removed and certified by a qualified technician prior to accepting the unit. Companies offering this service for a fee can also be found in the local yellow pages under “Refrigeration”.
Additional appliance recyclers in your area can be found at https://www.dtsc.ca.gov/HazardousWaste/Mercury/Certified_Appliance_Recycler.cfm
Thrift Shops/Pawn Shops/Repair Shops
Many thrift stores will accept these items for donation if they are in usable condition. Also try pawn shops or repair shops that rebuild and refurbish these items. Please check your local telephone directory for a thrift store or repair shop near you.