The average American family owns half a dozen appliances like a refrigerator, washer, and range. Many have dishwashers, microwave ovens and freezers too. US Manufactures make and Americans buy more than 147 appliances every day. What happens to the old appliances?

In Missouri, appliances, also known as white goods, are banned from landfills. Owners have to find their own method of proper disposal. Often you can rely on the store where you are buying a new appliance to dispose of your old one. But, what can you do with the old and unwanted appliances in your garage or backyard?

Appliances take on new value as a raw material – scrap steel. Recycling your old appliance as scrap steel makes it possible to make new steel items.

Region D Solid Waste District hosts appliance collections annually to provide a proper disposal option for area residents. All collected appliances and metal items are recycled into new steel items.

For Collection Dates, Please Visit:

Disposal Collections Calendar