How to Recycle Appliances in Colorado Springs

February 10, 2020

The need to recycle home appliances in Colorado Springs may come when least expected. The household appliance breakdown hits us all at some point. And, it always seems to happen at the most inconvenient time. Your dishwasher dies beyond repair after a 10-year run. A fully-stocked fridge screams a whirring sound and then dies. The funny noise in the garbage disposal turns out to be a shattered motor.

When home appliance issues are beyond repair, what should you do with your non-working fridges, washing machines, etc.? Recycling your old home appliances is an excellent way to reduce your carbon footprint while getting rid of that sad, broken dishwasher.

Here are a variety of ways to recycle appliances in Colorado Springs.

Fridge/Freezer Appliance Recycling

Broken down refrigerators and freezers (whether together or in separate units) are bulky and difficult to discard. But, you can receive compensation if you recycle these appliances. Colorado Springs Utilities offers a $50 rebate for qualifying customers.

Access the Colorado Springs Utilities website and download the rebate application. Your unit must be capable of cooling and larger than ten cubic feet to qualify. Then call 1.888.540.5931.  Appliance Recycling Centers of America will pick up your old unit and handle its recycling. The credit takes six to eight weeks to appear in your utility account and will go toward any outstanding bills.

Got Junk?

1-800-Got-Junk is a national junk removal service with a local office available to Colorado Springs residents. While this company does not recycle 100% of the old appliances that they receive, they do ensure safe disposal. If the appliance still has some functionality, 1-800-Got-Junk donates or repurposes them.

Appliances with zero functionality will not end up in a landfill but are broken down for parts. 1-800-Got-Junk does charge for their services but will quote a price estimate based on bulk and quantity of appliances. And, the only work required of owners is making the call and ensuring easy access to pick-up the deceased appliance.

Urban Recycling

Urban Recycling is a locally owned company for those that like to keep their money in the local Colorado Springs community.  Urban Recycling charges a nominal fee to recycle your old appliances. However, $10 apiece is a small price to pay for contributing to the environmental health of our beautiful city! And complete recycling is ensured.

This company offers scheduled pick-up appointments, and with a convenient downtown location, you can also drop off any bulk items.

Urban Recycling
3341 N Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80907 (719) 644.6419

Scrap Metal Dealers

A few places in Colorado Springs will recycle your old appliances by turning them into scrap metal. A sad way to see that trusty washing machine go, but repurposing it still benefits the environment and the Colorado Springs community!

Typically, scrap metal dealers will not charge you for your donations, and some may even pay you!

Appliance And Scrap Metal Removal
2205 Monterey Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80910 (719) 651.3791

Appliance Dealers

Popular name-brand household ware often comes with a warranty. And appliance dealers may recycle your appliances for you and include an upgrade free of charge. Check your warranties for details.


In Colorado Springs, multiple charities would love to recycle your appliances! For instance, The Salvation Army and Goodwill will schedule pick-ups and give you a donation receipt that you can utilize when filling out your taxes. If your appliances experience reduced functionality but still work, charities can sell these items at a reduced price or can donate them to families in need.


You love your old fridge, but the white finish doesn’t fit in with your new kitchen design. The unit is reliable, and it works!  Only, you’ve fallen in love with a new spacious stainless steel model. You don’t want to discard “Old Reliable,” but you don’t have a place for him. If you aren’t looking to recycle your appliances outright, selling is another “recycling” option.

You can utilize eBay, Craigslist, and Facebook Marketplace to sell your bulkier used appliances. You’re likely to yield some return and help a family looking for lightly used, inexpensive items. Or, if you’re liquidating many assets, yard and estate sales may provide a quick way to sell.


If you’re a Colorado Springs resident and choosing options to recycle appliances leaves you confused, we hope we’ve helped give a bit of insight! Whether you need to discard broken washing machines and dryers, or you’re looking to make a few bucks on an older model you want to replace, there are multiple ways to help you reduce your carbon footprint and support a cleaner environment.

We are here for you if you still have recycling questions or find yourself in need of an appliance repair in Colorado Springs or Pueblo.  Reliable Appliances is family-owned and operated, and your satisfaction is vital to us. We approach every appliance repair with honesty, integrity, and professional expertise. Any workmanship comes with a Lifetime Labor Guarantee.