How to Dispose of a Coffee maker

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What to do with an old or beyond repair coffee maker

Some coffee lovers dispose of their coffee machines for a few dollars. Others pack them for gifting, and there are those who follow their state, cities, or towns guidelines on disposing old or beyond repair appliances. 

But what exactly should you do with an old or beyond repair coffee machine that you no longer use? Sell, gift, or just trash it? Here are more ways to dispose of that coffee maker you no longer use or need.

Goodwill stores

Goodwill stores are not only meant for thrifted items like shoes and clothes. Some Goodwill stores do accept non-working or old electrical appliances to recycle at a later date. So ring those stores near you and find out if they take appliances for recycling.   

Take it back to the store where you bought it

Some shops do accept back old electronics for recycling. Before you decide to take your old or beyond-repair coffee maker back, we recommend you ring the shop in advance. That way, it will be easier to know if it is possible to take it back. 

Note! If you bought your coffee machine online, it might not be possible to bring it back because of the lengthy process you might have to go through. 

Take it back to the manufacturer

A fraction of manufacturers allow their customers to bring back old appliances for recycling. Before you mail back your coffee machine, make sure to call the manufacturer in advance and confirm whether it is possible to take your coffee machine for recycling.

Try Best Buy

Best Buy accepts a number of home products and appliances for recycling. Some of the products it accepts include:

  • Hairdryers, straighteners, curling irons
  • Cables and connectors
  • Fans
  • Pedometers
  • Heart monitors
  • Vacuums (broom and stick vacuums, upright and canister vacuums, and robot vacuums)
  • Monitoring systems and weather stations
  • Electronics devices such as:
  • Coffee or espresso machines
  • Exercise bikes, elliptical machines, treadmills
  • Blenders and juicers
  • Microwaves and mini-fridges
  • Food processors and dehydrators
  • Heaters
  • Sewing machines
  • Popcorn makers, pressure cookers, rice cookers, slow cookers
  • And much more. 

Visit the Best Buy website for a comprehensive list of home products it accepts for recycling.

Conclusion

Disposing of your coffee maker in the right way is very important. If the machine is still in good shape, we suggest you gift it to a family, charitable organization, or a friend. And although not mandatory, try your best to clean your maker well before gifting it. That way, the person or organization receiving it will appreciate more.

You can as well research on e-waste companies in your area so that you can mail or drop off your coffee maker for recycling. There are even e-waste companies that pick your broken coffee machine from your home. 

Happy recycling! 

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Self-proclaimed coffee drinker. I would, on a typical day, start my day by grinding my coffee with a manual grinder and use a French Press as a starter (2 cups), then a pour-over in the afternoon (4 cups). I had my fair share as a barista but I prefer to drink it, not serve it.