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Owners must make their own arrangements for the disposal of appliances.

Disposal Options:

Get $20 for your old fridge or freezer! (1/3/19) Appliance Recycling Centers of America Inc. (ARCA) Minneapolis, has announced a partnership with Focus on Energy, Wisconsin's statewide energy efficiency and renewable energy program, to relaunch the group’s appliance recycling program. Through the program, customers can schedule a free pickup of old, working refrigerators or freezers. Appliances will be recycled and disposed of in an environmentally friendly way. Customers will be awarded $20 per qualifying refrigerator or freezer recycled by ARCA. To find out more, or to schedule a pick-up, click HERE.

If appliances are reusable, connect with donation centers. Some places will pick up your reusable items. Here are a couple suggestions.

  • Salvation Army 608-784-1421
  • Habitat Restore 608-785-2375

If appliances are not reusable, contact a hauler of your choosing to make arrangements for collection or drop-off. 

Harter's Quick Clean-Up

Hilltopper Refuse & Recycling
608- 406-2542 

Scientific Recycling

D&M Recycling

If using the city’s hauler, Harter’s, for collection:

    • Once fees are paid, collection is by route, bi-weekly, the same day recycling is collected.
    • Appliance can be placed at your regular refuse collection point by 5 a.m. that morning.

If using a hauler other than Harter’s for collection:

    • Make your payment and arrange a time and location for collection.
    • Place appliance near your house or garage. DO NOT place items curbside or at your regular refuse collection point.

Major appliances are defined as:

  • Anything with coolant or Freon
  • Air conditioners
  • Clothes washers and dryers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Dishwashers
  • Freezers
  • Furnaces
  • Ovens
  • Refrigerators
  • Stoves
  • Water heaters

Microwaves are considered electronic waste. Please see the page about E-Waste on our website.

Humidifiers are not considered an appliance and can be disposed of with your regular trash.