How to Get Rid of a Dishwasher

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The average life expectancy of a typical dishwasher is 6-10 years on average, and when yours finally kicks the bucket, the inconvenience can be felt immediately.

Appliances need to be properly disposed of, preferably recycled.

We’ve gathered everything you need to know if you have an old dishwasher that you need to get rid of.

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how to get rid of a dishwasher

Swap Out With New Dishwasher Delivery

If you are replacing your old dishwasher with a new one and are having it delivered and installed, ask the company if they will haul away your unwanted dishwasher while they are there.

Some will only do so if the old dishwasher is still in working condition.

This isn’t always the case, but in the event that it is, you’ll have to find another solution.


If you aren’t having a new dishwasher delivered, a way to get rid of your old dishwasher is to donate it or list it as a free item on Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace.

Like the option above, this usually only works if your old dishwasher is still in working condition.

That being said, sometimes metal recyclers will offer to take it off your hands whether it's working or not, so making a post online is worth a try. 

Swap Out With New Dishwasher Delivery

removing a dishwasher

Some municipal weekly trash pickup services offer bulk trash pickup if it is scheduled ahead of time while others only offer it a few days out of the year.

Not every garbage service does, and even fewer offer this for appliances, but double-checking with your local provider is worth a call.

If you’re able to arrange this in a timeframe that accommodates your schedule, you’ll need to make sure you have help moving your dishwasher out to the side of the road.

Dishwashers are very heavy appliances, so if you don’t have the proper tools and manpower to do this type of heavy lifting, hiring a junk removal company might be the best option.

It’s also important to note that getting rid of your dishwasher with a bulk trash pickup service likely means it will end up in your local landfill.

If you’re earth-conscious, renting a dumpster or hiring a junk removal service that will recycle your old appliances is the best solution.

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Rent a Dumpster

If you’re doing a large renovation or home cleanout project and have a lot of other items to get rid of in addition to your old dishwasher, renting a temporary dumpster is a great option.

Roll-off dumpsters feature a swinging back door so that you can easily walk in bulky and heavy items, including appliances.

Not all disposal companies will accept appliances like dishwashers in their containers and failing to follow their guidelines could result in additional fees and fines.

Be sure to speak with several different companies to ensure you find one that accepts your intended items and to compare pricing.

You can locate and request free quotes from providers in your area by searching for dumpster rentals on Hometown’s website.

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Hire a Junk Removal Company

The easiest way to get rid of an old, broken-down dishwasher is to hire a junk removal service.

Not all junk removal companies will remove and recycle appliances, but the ones that do can be in and out of your house in under 30 minutes.

Hiring a junk removal company to get rid of your dishwasher is affordable, fast, and requires zero labor on your end.

Hometown makes it easy to find reputable, locally-owned junk removal companies in your area.

You can request free quotes from as many providers as you’d like to ensure you get the best price and customer service.

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