Utility companies sometimes incentivize homeowners to purchase more efficient appliances by offering appliance recycling programs. When they do that, most provide free pick-up of old appliances.
If you would like your appliance picked up from your home, contact your local utility company to learn more. If they provide this service, you will receive a date, time, and conditions under which they will pick up your appliance.
"Will services remove an appliance from inside my house, or is it up to me to get it outside?"
Some services will remove an appliance from inside the home under certain conditions; others will require you to move the appliance to the curb:
Junk Removal Services Most will remove appliances from inside the home. They may charge an additional fee for this.
Utility Companies Utilities vary. Some will remove appliances from inside the home; others will only pick up appliances at curbside. Some may request that the appliance is detached from any wood or metal work (like adjacent countertops), unhooked from utility lines, and that there is a convenient path to exit.
Local City Pickup Check with your city, many do not offer in-home removal. Those that offer this service typically require curbside pick-up.
When contacting a removal service, find out: Is there an additional fee for in-home removal? What needs to be removed or detached? Does the area need to be clear of personal belongings?
"What happens to old appliances after they are taken away?"
Discarded appliances are either recycled, sent to a landfill, or repurposed for continued use, depending on the age and condition of the unit.