How to Dispose of a Tumble Dryer?

How to Dispose of a Tumble Dryer?

Getting rid of an unwanted tumble dryer can be hard work. Let our complete guide take you through what options are out there for your tumble dryer disposal.

Donate it to Charity 

One great option for tumble dryer disposal is to donate the old dryer to charity. Take the old appliance 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 tumble dryer, such as British heart foundation. Please check with the charity shops in your area that they accept electrical items before dropping it off and check it is still on good working order.

Sell it  

Another option for tumble dryer 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 dryer is in good working condition, take a few pictures and list it! It is a double whammy you get rid of the tumble dryer 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 tumble dryer. New tumble dryers 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 dryer.

Let a Retailer take it 

If you have ordered a new tumble dryer, some retailers will offer a collection service to take your old dryer away. 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 dryer is no longer working than you may need to dispose of it permanently. A great way to dispose of a tumble dryer is to recycle it! Take your old dryer to your local recycling centre. Here the old machine will be broken down into materials, 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 dryer. It is known as a bulky waste collection. All councils will offer this for larger items, 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 tumble dryer. They will then dispose of the dryer for you. You will be paying more for this service however this will be extremely convenient, with the dyer being picked up on a day you choose. These services are available for all white goods including washing machines and fridge freezers.


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Get it Repaired

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

Can a Tumble Dryer be put into a Skip?

Tumble dryers 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 Tumble Dryer

So to dispose of your dryer:

  • Donate it

  • Sell it

  • Give it Away

  • Retailer

  • Recycle

  • Council Collection

  • Professional collections service

  • Get it Repaired

Author: James Duncan

Date: 5/15/2023

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