Whether you are upgrading, remodeling your kitchen, or replacing old and broken appliances, after you install a shiny new machine, you have an old and dingy one without a purpose. Of course, you can always save the appliance, use it in a garage, or try to sell it to a friend or neighbor, but if all else fails, you can donate it or recycle it for a good cause.

Recycling appliances is the best way to get rid of unwanted units. In most cases it is free, sometimes you can even get paid cash, even if they are broken. Although you can recycle paper, glass, metal, and plastic through Louisville city waste services, you cannot recycle large items like appliances. Here’s the most popular (and easiest) ways to recycle appliances in Louisville, KY.

Louisville Appliance Recycling Options


Louisville Recycler: Louisville Recycler will haul away your appliances for free. A Recycler employee will come to your home and remove the machine free of charge. Any metal is applicable, which includes all household appliances as well as computers and televisions. If possible the items are donated to local community organizations. If not, the metal is processed and recycled.

Junk Haulers: Junk Haulers moves old appliances for free in the Southend Louisville/Bullitt Co. area. Other areas are priced on a case by case basis. All metal items are recycled to eliminate landfill waste. In addition to appliances, you can send furnaces, water heaters, lawn mower, golf carts, virtually anything made of metal.

ARCA, Inc.: The Appliance Recycling Centers of America provides a recycling service through Go Recycle Now. Refrigerators, washers, dryers, stoves/ranges, freezers, air conditioners, water heaters, dishwashers and microwaves are eligible for recycling for free. ARCA has a drop off location in Louisville, KY and may partner with local utility companies for residential pick-up services. To see if your utility company offers incentive pick-up service through ARCA you will need to contact them directly.

Retailers: For those purchasing brand new units, certain retailers (such as Lowes) include haul away and recycling of your old appliances as part their delivery service. There is typically no additional charge for this service, but this can vary by company. Be sure to check with the store for details.