An old coffee pot can be a magnet for bacteria, mold and mildew. It’s also inefficient at keeping the water hot enough to brew a good cup of coffee. Tossing it in the trash is not an option.
However, because this will contaminate our environment with toxic chemicals that might leach out into our groundwater or remain inside your garbage bin where they can continue to produce harmful substances for years.
What to do with a broken keurig machine?
- Yes, you can fix it!
If your Keurig is not working or if the power light stays red after plugging in and pushing the brew button. The first thing to do when troubleshooting a problem with a Keurig brewer that won’t turn on is to unplug and replug it into an outlet.
If this didn’t solve the issue then try resetting by holding down both buttons at top of unit for 25 seconds until all lights go out. You will hear a confirmation beep when complete.
Next step- make sure water reservoir has been filled up (this may need more than one pitcher) and plugged back into place under holder, check filter as well if applicable to ensure any pulp hasn’t clogged the water inlet.
You can try the option of reselling but it’s very unlikely that it’s get sold. people usually don’t buy used appliance related to food and drink. you can try though by listing it on craigs.
- Giving it away
If it’s half broken, you can give it away for free. someone might buy it and repair it. Or anyone who need parts of it might interested in it as well. And ofcourse you should have disclosure as well.
If all these steps have been taken and the brewer still does not work, it is time to retire your coffee maker.
Remove grounds from inside of filter basket and wash with soap/detergent, then use a wet rag or paper towel (let dry) to remove any remaining residue left on outside surface.
If you are at home when retiring your device, consider recycling! There are many places that will accept your old Keurig for free like Sears Home Services where they recycle them in their Eco-Partnership Program.
Where to recycle keurig machine?
Makes sure to contact them, because they only do this kind of recycling once or twice a year.
1. Your local Goodwill store
They will accept your old Keurig and recycle it.
2. Salvation Army or Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore locations
They also would love to receive your donation! This can help reduce the number of items in landfills by upcycling them into new products.
3. A few more places you might be able to drop off your outdated appliance include: Earth 911, Sears Home Services/Eco-Partnership Program (free), Green America Recycle Center Locations ($25 fee) or local recycling centers like Waste Management Center at $30 per machine.
You can also recycle your coffee machine at Staples. Click the “Get Started” button to find out more about recycling there, or if you want some help determining where else in your area that’s a good option for disposing of them.
You can also recycle your Keurig at Home Depot.
best buy also recycle coffee makers
make sure to contact them first before going there. because it might vary depends on the location.
Can you throw away a keurig machine?
No, you cannot just throw away old machines and this is not an environmentally friendly way to get rid of things!
- k-cup recycle tool
The company Keurig is doing a big step by transitioning into a fully recyclable k-pod in 2021.
It’s best to get rid of broken coffee machine if you can’t fix it, else there’s a possibility that roaches, ants and vermin could infest your house. We hope this article has helped you on how to dispose of your old coffee maker..