Recently I brought my old refrigerator to a designated place for home appliance disposal so I will share that experience with you.
If you read this article to the end, you can find out how to throw away home appliances cheaply.
- 1 Reasons to bring home appliances to designated places
- 2 The process of bringing home appliances to a designated place.
- 3 Summary
- 4 It is also explained in the Youtube video.
Reasons to bring home appliances to designated places
It costs money to dispose of four types of home appliances
In Japan, you have to pay a recycling fee when you dispose of the following four types of home appliances according to the recycling law.
- Air conditioner
- Washing machine and clothes dryer
The cost of disposal depends on the manufacturer and the size of the home appliance.
And the amount is specified in great detail. If you want to check it, please click here (Government website).
It is cheap to take old appliances to a designated place and dispose of them
There are two main methods of disposing of home appliances. Whether to sell or throw away.
If you want to dispose of it, you have to ask the appliances shop or bring it to the designated place by yourself.
If you ask an appliances shop, you will be charged the recycling and transportation costs. The recycling cost is the same for all shops, but the transportation costs are charged from 1500 yen to 3000 yen depending on the shop.
If the store staff carries the appliances from your home, the transportation costs will be even higher, ranging from 3,000 to 8,000 yen.
However, if you carry the appliances to the designated place by yourself, the transportation cost is 0 yen.
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Estimated table of disposal costs for home appliances
|CRT type (under 15-inch)
|CRT type (over 16-inch)
|Liquid crystal / plasma type (under 15-inch)
|Liquid crystal / plasma type (over 16-inch)
|Washing machine / clothes dryer
The process of bringing home appliances to a designated place.
- Home appliance recycling ticket (家電リサイクル券)
- Home appliances information
1. Buy a recycling ticket at the post office.
You must buy a recycling ticket before you bring it to the designated place. This is the cost of disposing of your home appliances, which you can pay at the post office. Bring your ticket to the designated place instead of money.
When you tell the post office that you want to throw away your home appliances, you will be given a form to buy a ticket.
Fill out this form with your name and information about the appliances you want to dispose of.
Check the manufacturer and size of your home appliances in advance.
The disposal cost is determined by these two.
Whether the TV has a monitor size of 15 or less or 16 or more
Whether the refrigerator is 170 liters or less or 171 liters or more
No air conditioning and washing machine size information is required.
Make a note of this information before you go to the post office.
The recommended way is to take a photo.
A post office person will assist you in filling out the form.
You will pay when you are done.
At that time, you have to decide whether to pay at the counter or at the ATM.
Fees vary depending on the payment method, the counter is 130 yen and the ATM is 80 yen.
You will get a ticket when you finish paying.
This is the end of the post office part.
2. Go to the designated place.
Where can i throw away appliances?
Once you get the recycling ticket at the post office, take the home appliances to the designated place.
There are multiple designated places in each prefecture, and you can use any of them.
Please note that the designated place is basically a shipping company and is not open on Sundays.
Find out the nearest designated place here. Check this site for designated locations near your home.
Pass the home appliance to the staff.
All you have to do is carry your appliances.
You can attach a recycling ticket to your home appliances, put it on your car, and give it to the staff at the designated place.
In my case, I brought a washing machine.
The car was a mini car Wagon R, but I was able to carry it in ample space.
When I put the washing machine in the car, I hit it against the body of the car. So be careful not to make the same mistakes.
After passing the appliances to the staff, the staff check the ticket and it was over soon
How to bring home appliances to a designated place is
- At the post office, tell the manufacturer and size of the home appliance and buy a ticket.
- Bring it to the designated place.
All you have to do is these two things, it’s not difficult at all.
You should try!