The following major appliances are banned from Wisconsin landfills because they contain hazardous compounds such as mercury, PCB's and CFC's, or because there are ready markets for recycling them:
- Air Conditioners
- Clothes Washers & Dryers
- Dehumidifiers & Humidifiers
- Furnace Boilers
- Microwave Ovens
- Stoves & Ovens
- Water Heaters
Appliances in working order may be of value to companies listed in the yellow pages under "appliance repair" for resale purposes. Non-profit organizations and churches may also be in need of such donations.
Recycling and proper disposal of appliances can be done year-round at the following locations.
- First Choice Recycling, 525 Park Ridge Court, Eau Claire, 715-833-2005
- Max Phillips: 3532 White Ave; Eau Claire, 715-832-3431
- Northern Metal Recycling: 8010 Olson Dr (County Q), Eau Claire, 715-834-6677
Residents are advised to check with these facilities in advance as to what their disposal fees are.