Your local council are also capable of disposing of old white goods from your home since they have access to expertise and resources that make recycling white goods safely and legally possible. In fact, if you apply for a special collection of large waste items from your local council, this service includes the collection of white goods such as fridges and washing machines for a small fee.
When you arrange to have your white goods collected and disposed of by the local council, the items have to be placed outside your property by early in the morning, away from other items and materials that are not for collection. To find out whether your local council offers this service, you can use the collection postcode search tool.
Although these council-run collection services are available throughout England and Wales, it is worth noting that they may need to be booked fairly far in advance since there is high demand for these services and not always enough resources to deliver them quickly as a result. Typically, you can expect to wait anywhere between two to four weeks for a collection from the council.
Furthermore, you will also need to pay for this service, and the council often charges a higher fee for electrical items. However, you may be charged a lower, or subsidised fee if you are entitled to certain state benefits, such as Council Tax Support or Housing Benefit, for example.