DeWaard & Bode starts appliance recycling program

DeWaard & Bode of Bellingham has launched a used appliance recycling program, and will donate all proceeds to nonprofit organizations in Whatcom County.

People can bring used appliances to either of DeWaard & Bode’s two Bellingham stores: its main showroom at 3944 Meridian St. in Meridian Village, or its outlet store at 4175 Hannegan Road, just north of East Bakerview Road.

“We anticipate this program will raise $2,000-$3,000 per month for local nonprofits, which do so much to help those in need in our community,” said Jerry Roorda, owner of DeWaard & Bode, in a press release. “It also will keep appliances out of landfills and give customers who need an appliance another option.”

Appliance drop-off hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Saturdays. Accepted appliances include washers, dryers, stoves, ranges, freezers and refrigerators.

DeWaard & Bode’s technicians will repair the appliances, which then will be sold at the Hannegan Road store.

Appliances that can’t be repaired will be sold for scrap. Those proceeds also will be donated to nonprofits.

A different nonprofit will be designated as the beneficiary each month.

January’s selected nonprofit will be the Bellingham Food Bank. Others in 2013 will include the Salvation Army and Lighthouse Mission Ministries.

The company will take suggestions for nonprofit beneficiaries by email at

DeWaard & Bode, founded in 1946, offers appliances, mattresses, furniture and flat-screen televisions.

For more information, call 360-733-5900 or visit

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