Major Household Appliances

Products under this category:

air conditioners, dehumidifiers, dishwashers, dryers, electric water dispensers, freezers, hot water tanks, microwave ovens, ovens, ranges, refrigerators, trash compactors, washers, wine coolers

For a complete list of accepted products, visit the MARR website.

Click on the map pins to learn more about facilities that accept these products.

Want to go green?


Dry your clothes on the line or on an indoor rack, wash full loads in the dishwasher and washing machine, and use cold water to wash clothes.

Search for brands with excellent recycling programs, repair records and energy efficiency. When buying multiple appliances, purchase from the same store to reduce delivery trips.


Many top brands offer recycling and take back programs for old appliances. You can also sell or give away your old, working appliance to friends, through online and newspaper ads or to a local thrift stores.
Look for energy efficient appliances that are eligible for rebates at the point of sale.


The Major Appliance Recycling Roundtable offers a free recycling program for these major household appliances. CVRD Recycling Centres and other participating facilities can be found on the map above.

Dishwashers that are mostly plastic or less than 80% metal cannot be recycled and must unfortunately be disposed of as garbage.