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Appliances include the following: 

Refrigerator • freezer • clothes dryer • washing machine • dishwasher • oven • range/stove • microwave • furnace • water heater • air conditioner • dehumidifier • household trash compactor • swamp cooler • water cooler

Many appliances require special handling to remove materials and substances such as refrigerant, mercury, oils, and other hazardous compounds. 

Waste Guide

Recycling Locations

    Riverside County Landfills

    Appliances are accepted at all Riverside County landfills with the following restrictions:

    • Customer must declare appliances in the load.

    • Up to four (4) appliances will be accepted per day from each residential customer.

    • Appliances are not accepted from commercial/business loads.  A business is defined as organizations including corporations, schools, churches, non-profits and other commercial entities. This restriction also applies to residential cleanup crews that are removing residentially generated waste from private residences.
    • The appliances must be placed by the customer in designated areas as directed by site personnel.  Customers are directed to place these items in the designated staging area in a manner that prevents spills of oil and fuels. Residents shall remove all food content from appliances prior to arrival.  
    • Appliances may not be delivered comingled with other solid waste.  Waste loads containing appliances mixed with solid waste will be refused.  Customers who repeatedly contaminate their waste loads with commingled appliances may be banned from the site.

    Locations & hours

    Fee schedule:  Routine refuse disposal rate and appliance surcharge apply.

    Local Recyclers

    A list of certified appliance recyclers is available HERE.  Please call ahead for details.

    ONLY provides pick-up at customer's location.  Pick-up must be on a regular basis with a large quanitity of tires.
    Thrift Shops/Pawn Shops/Repair Shops

    Many thrift stores will accept these items for donation if they are in usable condition.  Also try pawn shops or repair shops that rebuild and refurbish these items.  Please check your local telephone directory for a thrift store or repair shop near you.

    Unacceptable Appliances:
    • Appliances generated and/or collected by Government, Business, Real Estate, Non-Profit
    • Out-of-County Appliances
    • Ammonia Refrigerant Appliances
    • Industrial/Commercial Appliances
    • Propane Appliances
    • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Appliances

    This information above is offered as a public service in an effort to eliminate illegal and improper waste disposal. As the information may not be comprehensive, the Department encourages the public to research additional companies that are available for the services sought. The companies are not affiliated, endorsed or regulated by the Department. Accordingly, as with any professional service, please confirm the accuracy of the company’s information and request copies or verification of the company's license and/or permits to provide the service, prior to utilizing its services. Under no circumstances, directly or indirectly, shall the Department be held responsible or liable for reliance on this information.  If you would like to include your company on the list, please contact [email protected] or call (951) 486-3200.