Small Appliances

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Illegal in Garbage & Drains
Contains Mercury
Recycle with E-Waste Recycle with Local Businesses

Local Recycling Information

Please call ahead for up to date pricing and hours of operation.
Does your appliance still work? Donate it at one of the following locations:

Habitat for Humanity Restore
530 Greenbrae Dr, Sparks | (775) 323-5511
Call for details and/or restrictions. 

Reno Sparks Gospel Mission
2115 Timber Way, Reno | (775) 323-7999
Call for details and/or restrictions. Ask about their pickup option for larger quantities of items. 

Greener World Recycling
3150 N. Deer Run Rd. #1, Carson City |(775)883-1884 
Call for details and/or restrictions. 

Friends of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
1150 Financial Blvd. #1600, Reno
 | (775)323-3311
Please call  for details and/or restrictions.

SAVERS
3800 S. Kietzke Lane Suite 250 Reno | (775) 284-4350
Please call  for details and/or restrictions.

Ridge House Thrift Store
900 West 1st St, Reno |  (775)322-8941 Ext. 115
Please call for details and/or restrictions. 

The Rock Thrift Store
1325 Baring Blvd. Sparks | (775)870-1126
Please call for details and/or restrictions. 

Domestic Violence Resource Center
1735 Vassar St, Reno | (775) 329-4150
Please call for details and/or restrictions. 

I Got You Reno
775-339-1631
In good working condition 
Accepts donations from businesses and residences; to arrange a pickup, either email [email protected] or through their donate tab on the website.


Please call ahead for up to date pricing and hours of operation.
Unusable appliances can be dropped off at the following locations for recycling:

Waste Management
1390 E Commercial Row, Reno| (775) 329-8822
Call for details and/or restrictions. Commercial Row (Sage) transfer station accepts household appliances for free from Waste Management customers.
Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., CLOSED 12 – 12:30 p.m. 

Lockwood Landfill
2700 East Mustang Road, Sparks | (775) 342-0401
Check with attendant at pay station for proper drop-off location within landfill, do not dump into general trash pit. Call for details and/or restrictions. 

 

Trash Bin

Never Throw in the Garbage

Small appliances are made from dangerous materials, such as freon, chlorofluorocarbons and mercury. Don’t throw them away because they can leach toxic chemicals into the environment.

Medical Devices Are E-Waste

Any medical device that is battery powered or that plugs in is an appliance and should be disposed of as e-waste. If the item contains a sharp, a medication, or is otherwise contaminated, it should be disposed of as medical waste.

Alternative Ways to Recycle

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Best Buy's Electronics and Appliances Recycling Program

Best Buy will take back fans, vacuums and other home electronics for free. They accept up to three items per day from each household. Best Buy also offers a buyback program for more desired electronics. Find a location here.

Ways to Reuse

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Still Working? Sell It

Consider selling appliances in working condition on platforms such as eBay, Nextdoor or Facebook Marketplace. You’ll extend the life of your appliance and save some money as well.

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Donate to Thrift Stores

Extend the life of working appliances by dropping them off at a thrift shop that accepts them or giving them away.

Did You Know?

Absence of Small Appliance Takeback Programs

Electronics and small appliances are sold at most box stores, yet few of them offer takeback programs for small appliances. Walmart, Sam’s Club and Target did not have any small appliance takeback programs as of 2015. Best Buy is one of the few shops to take back certain small and large appliances.