Support A Sustainable BC

Recycle your large appliances and help keep BC Green

What can I Recycle?

  • Full-size Refrigerators

    Refrigerator and refrigerator freezer combinations. Includes built-in and free-standing models.
  • Compact Refrigerators

    Refrigerator or refrigerator-freezer combinations that are 6.4 cubic feet or less in volume. Includes beer kegs, wine dispensers and wine coolers.
  • Freezers

    Chest, upright, and compact freezers, plus under the counter freezer drawers and ice makers.
  • Window Air Conditioners

    Operate through the wall or are window-mounted.
  • Portable Air Conditioners

    Can be moved from place to place.
  • Dehumidifiers

    Free-standing and can be moved from place to place.
  • Clothes Washers

    Top and front-loading. Includes stacked laundry units and those that also dry clothes.
  • Clothes Dryers

    Top and front-loading. Includes stacked laundry units.
  • Dishwashers

    Built-in, portable or convertible.
  • Ranges

    Can include a surface cooktop and oven.
  • Built-In Ovens

    Can have separate warming drawers, combination with microwave oven or double-walls.
  • Surface Cooking Units

    Installed into the counter top where the controls are either integrated into the unit or installed separately.
  • Range Hoods & Downdrafts

    Can be separate or connected from the cooking unit.
  • Built-In and Over-the-Range Microwaves

    Built-in with or without hood vent combinations permanently installed microwave ovens.
  • Food Waste Disposers

    Integrated into the plumbing of a household.
  • Trash Compactors

    Permanently installed or portable.
  • Electric Hot Beverage Dispensers

    Mounted under the counter or built-in.
  • Electric Cold Beverage Dispensers

    Mounted under the counter or built-in.

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Why Should I Recycle

Large appliances contain recoverable metals and getting them back into the supply chain reduces the need for new raw materials. Also, many large appliances contain refrigerants: a group of chemicals that collectively are called ozone-depleting substances. By responsibly recycling your large appliances, you ensure that any ozone-depleting substances will be handled and disposed of carefully by licensed professionals.

There are certified drop-off sites that accept major appliances all across BC. There is no charge when you drop off your appliance at a MARR collection site and you can rest assured knowing your large appliances will be recycled responsibly.

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