If you purchase a new appliance from Home Depot, such as a dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, or refrigerator, you will have the option of having your old appliance removed during the delivery and installation process.
Home Depot’s haul away services are only available to customers who purchase new appliances through Home Depot and take advantage of Home Depot’s delivery and installation services.
The haul away service is not included in the cost of delivery and installation and will add an additional $25 to $50 fee to the cost of your service order.
This fee may vary depending on where you live, and it also may increase if you are having multiple appliances removed.
Unfortunately, Home Depot does not offer free haul away even if you qualify for free delivery and installation of your new appliance.
What Kind Of Old Appliances Does Home Depot Haul Away?
Home Depot will haul away any appliance that is being replaced by a new Home Depot appliance during an official Home Depot delivery and installation process.
Some of the appliance types Home Depot offers delivery, installation, and removal for include:
- Washing machines
- Electric dryers
- Gas dryers
- Stoves, ovens, and range tops
- Built-in microwaves
Home Depot does not install or haul away smaller appliances such as standalone microwaves, space heaters, or air conditioning units.
How Does Home Depot’s Haul Away Service Work?
To take advantage of Home Depot’s haul away services, you’ll first need to purchase a new appliance from Home Depot.
Here are the steps you would need to take in order for Home Depot to haul away your old appliance:
- Purchase a new appliance from Home Depot to replace the appliance you need to have removed
- Opt in to Home Depot’s delivery and installation service when you purchase your new appliance (this service is free for orders over $396 and costs $59 for orders that cost less)
- Pay the $25 appliance removal fee at the time of your order
- Prior to delivery day, be sure to clean, empty, and unplug the appliance Home Depot will be removing (if you do not properly prepare your appliance for removal, the delivery crew may refuse to remove it for you or increase the fee)
- On delivery day, let the delivery workers know where your old appliance is and they will take care of the rest of the removal process
The delivery, installation, and haul away process can take several hours depending on the size and location of your appliances. It’s best to reserve a large portion of the day for this process if possible.
How To Prepare for The Haul Away Service?
In order to qualify for Home Depot’s haul away service, you will need to follow a specific set of steps to prepare.
To get ready for your appliance to be hauled away by Home Depot, you will need to:
- Remove any and all items that are not part of the appliance (such as food if it is a refrigerator)
- Thoroughly clean out your old appliance
- Unplug your appliance
- If your appliance is connected to a propane or gas line, these lines will need to be professionally disconnected prior to haul away, as Home Depot does not offer gas or propane hookup or disconnection services
- Although it isn’t a requirement, it’s a good idea to clear a wide path for the delivery crew prior to their arrival
What Does Home Depot Do With Appliances They Haul Away?
Appliances removed by Home Depot are disposed of in a few different ways.
Depending on where you live and the removal crew hired, the appliance will either be taken to a waste disposal center, recycling center, or scrapyard where it will be sold as scrap metal.
Does Home Depot pick up old appliances?
Yes. If you purchase a new appliance from Home Depot, you will have the option to pay extra for Home Depot to remove and haul away your old appliance. Home Depot states that “replaced appliances will be moved or hauled away if you have opted for the additional service and they have been emptied and disconnected.” This only applies to customers who purchase a new appliance from Home Depot and have it delivered and installed by a crew hired by Home Depot.
Does Home Depot buy old appliances?
No. Home Depot may be able to haul away certain large appliances for an additional charge when you purchase a new appliance, but they do not buy old appliances from customers.
Does Home Depot uninstall old microwaves?
Yes, but only if it is a built-in microwave. Microwaves that do not require in-depth installation and only need to be unplugged to be removed do not qualify.
How do you get rid of appliances near you?
Some common places to call if you’re needing to get rid of old appliances are waste disposal centers (dumps), landfills, or other waste facilities. If your appliance still works, you could also donate it to a charity or sell it on a website like Craigslist or Offer Up. If you’re still at a loss for who to call, try Googling “junk removal near me.”
Do you tip the appliance delivery guy?
Yes. Even if you pay for a delivery service, tipping delivery workers is customary and polite. However, some companies have no-tipping policies, so some delivery workers might not be allowed to accept tips.
While Home Depot does offer appliance haul away services, they’re only available to customers who purchase new appliances through Home Depot. This service costs an additional $25 to $50 on top of the cost of your appliance, delivery, and installation.
If you’re looking for a more cost effective way to get rid of your old appliance, try selling it, donating it, or calling a local junk removal company. If you sell it to a company that pays for scrap metal, you might even be able to make a little bit of money in the process.