Greater Sacramento’s Appliance Donation Program


appliance removal donation program

A Simple Way To Do Good

As a junk removal company, we come across appliances in good, working condition all the time.  Whether a client is looking to upgrade, or simply they’re moving away and don’t want to take it with them, the fact of the matter is that these appliances shouldn’t be in the landfill.

It started with a simple craigslist ad, where we posted and asked if the community was looking for any particular appliance.  The response we got was unexpected.  From then on, we decided to go the extra mile and help our community with providing used, but working appliances to those in need.

It takes a little bit more time than simply hauling them off to the dump, but it’s worth it to us.  It’s not just what makes us stand out, but it’s what makes us proud members of our community.

Donate or Apply for an Appliance Today!

At American River Junk Removal, we are proud to accept any large appliance that is in ‘good, working condition,’ from refrigerators and dishwashers, to washing machines and dryers.  By donating your old appliance through our program, you not only help save the valuable resources used in manufacturing new appliances, but you also support local charities that rely on donations like yours to continue.

Landfill-Last is the approach we like to take. When you donate your old appliance through our donation program, we make sure to take care of all the necessary steps to ensure that it gets to it’s new home where it can be used for years after.  So if you’re ready to make a difference in your community and help those in need, consider donating your old appliance today.

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Accepted Appliances For Our Donation Program:

  • Refrigerators
  • Ovens
  • Dishwashers
  • Washing Machines
  • Dryers

Appliances We Don’t Accept For This Program:

  • Microwaves
  • Toasters
  • Coffee Machines
  • Air Conditioner
  • Blender
  • Rice Cooker
  • Other small appliances
  • Are you moving and find yourself with a washing machine / dryer combination that you don’t want to take with you?

  • Are you upgrading to a more energy / water efficient dishwasher?

  • Is your refrigerator too small for your needs, and you need to get rid of it even though it works great?

  • Are you in need of a new appliance but don’t have the means to purchase one?


What do we mean when we say ‘good working condition?’

Good working condition means an item that is free of any mechanical defects.

For appliances, this generally means that they do not need any repairs and are able to perform all the functions for which they were designed.

They are typically free of rust, as well as any major cosmetic blemishes.

For a refrigerator, it means it gets cold enough to store food. For a dryer, it means it tumbles and gets to the proper heat.

If you’re not sure whether your appliance qualifies as ‘good working condition,’ feel free to give us a call and we’ll be happy to help you out.

We can’t wait to hear from you, and thank you for considering the benefits of donating large appliances through our appliance donation program. Together, we can make a positive difference in the Greater Sacramento Area.

How Do I Apply To Receive An Appliance?

The application process is simple. Reach out to us at, or call us at 714-812-0402 and let us know your needs!

From there you’ll be placed on a waiting list, and as new appliances become available, we go down the list. We’ll give you a call and a time for when we can drop off the appliance.

Please note, depending on where you live or where you need the item dropped off, there may be a nominal fee to cover rising fuel prices. That will be discussed prior to arrival so there will be no surprises.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

What Are The Steps To Donate My Old Appliance?

The process to donate your old appliance is simple. However, what’s important to note is that we are a for-profit company. We are not a 501c3 non-profit. When we say ‘donate,’ what we mean is that we will be donating YOUR appliance to a family in need. On your end, you will still be responsible for the costs related to a typical junk removal job.

We’d like to do everything for free, but unfortunately that’s not the world we live in just yet!

  1. Give us a call, or send an email to with the subject: Appliance Donation Program. Please send a picture of the appliance, as well as some details about where the item is located.
  2. We’ll connect and figure out a time and place we can come pick it up! Typically, we offer same day services, however, they are not always available.
  3. That’s it!

There’s nothing else to it. By following these simple steps, you’ve not only kept your good, working condition appliance out of the landfill, but you’ve also made someone’s day, possibly even week.

Thank you for considering appliance donation as an option, and we look forward to hearing from you soon!

The appliance donation program is a great way to get rid of your old appliance while also helping those in need.

Disclaimer About Donated Appliances

American River Hauling and Junk Removal llc assumes zero risk. While most appliances can be tested briefly for basic functionality, we can not assume that they do not pose any risk for failure.

By accepting your appliance, American River Hauling and Junk Removal llc transfers all liability of fire, water, structural, and / or electrical damage caused by the donated appliance/s to you. We are not responsible for any physical or bodily harm caused by one of these appliances. Use at your own risk.

All we can do is share what the owners have told us, which is if an appliance is in ‘good, working condition’ or not. By accepting an appliance from us, sole liability or any loss or damage is transferred to you.

From there we do a brief inspection, and if everything looks good, we go down the list of applicants.