How to Dispose of a Dishwasher?

How to Dispose of a Dishwasher?

Getting rid of an unwanted dishwasher can be a bit of a headache, its large, bulky and cannot be taken by your weekly bin collection. Not to worry our complete guide will take you through all the disposal options for your dishwasher.

Donate it to Charity 

One great option for dishwasher disposal is to donate the old dishwasher to charity. Take the dishwasher to your local charity shop. Here it will be sold and the proceeds will go to support a great cause. Some charities will even come and collect the dishwasher, such as British heart foundation. Please check with the charity shops in your area that they accept electrical appliances before dropping it off and check it is still on good working order.

Sell it  

Another option for dishwasher disposal is to sell the old appliance. There are plenty of online marketplaces that you can sell the machine on such as Ebay, Facebook Marketplace or Gumtree. Just make sure the old dishwasher is in good working condition, take a few pictures and list it! It is a double whammy you get rid of the dishwasher and get some cash for the pleasure. Pro tip - list the item as COLLECTION ONLY, this will mean less hassle for you, as the person buying the old appliance will be collecting it. 

Give it away 

Check to see if any family or friends are in need of a dishwasher. New dishwashers are very expensive so you could save them a large amount of money. Contact all your family and friends before looking to get rid of the old dishwasher.

Let a Retailer take it 

If you have ordered a new dishwasher, some retailers will take your old dishwasher away as part of the service. This does normally come with a fee so double check with the retailer to make sure it makes economic sense. A very convenient option for dishwasher disposal.

Take it to a Recycling Centre 

If the dishwasher is no longer working than you may need to dispose of it permanently. A great way to dispose of a dishwasher is to recycle it! Take your old dishwasher to your local recycling centre. Here the old machine will be broken down into materials, such as valuable metals that can be recycled and reused. Recycling is a great disposal option and much better for the environment then taking it to the local tip. 

Council Collection

If you are a householder, you can organise the local council to come and collect the unwanted dishwasher. It is known as a bulky waste collection. All councils will offer this, but you will have to pay and prices can vary location to location. You can see what your local council offers by clicking here.

Collection Service

You can pay for a professional company to come and collect the dishwasher safely. They will then dispose of the dishwasher for you. You will be paying more for this service however this will be extremely convenient, with the dishwasher picked up on a day you choose. These services are available for all white goods including washing machines and fridge freezers.

JustHire has Partnered with professional collection services across the UK. For a free quote on dishwasher collection click the button below.

Get A Free Quote Now

Get it Repaired

If the dishwasher is broken, why not look to get it repaired. Find a local repair shop, this will be cheaper than buying a new dishwasher and will allow you to reuse the machine. Even if you still want to get a new dishwasher, you can now sell or donate the fixed machine.

Can a Dishwasher be put into a Skip?

Dishwashers cannot be put in a skip. Just like any electronic equipment or waste electrical appliance, dishwashers are seen as WEEE waste and must be disposed of in the proper way.

Summary - How to get Rid of a Dishwasher

So to dispose of your dishwasher:

  • Donate it

  • Sell it

  • Give it Away

  • Retailer

  • Recycle

  • Council Collection

  • Professional collections service

  • Get it repaired

Author: Spencer Murphy

Date: 5/12/2023

Justhire Logo

Stay Connected

If you need to contact us for any reason please drop us an email, we'll aim to get back to you with hours

Follow Us

Justhire Logo
Justhire Logo
Justhire Logo



Useful links