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Appliances

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.

Recycling Locations

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

Local Recyclers

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.

Field level help.


This information above is offered as a public service in an effort to eliminate illegal and improper waste disposal. As the information may not be comprehensive, the Department encourages the public to research additional companies that are available for the services sought. The companies are not affiliated, endorsed or regulated by the Department. Accordingly, as with any professional service, please confirm the accuracy of the company’s information and request copies or verification of the company's license and/or permits to provide the service, prior to utilizing its services. Under no circumstances, directly or indirectly, shall the Department be held responsible or liable for reliance on this information.  If you would like to include your company on the list, please contact Waste-Approval@rivco.org or call (951) 486-3200.