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Posted by frankc on Oct 22, 2013 9:35:18 AM

So, you want to get rid of that old refrigerator. Junk King recycles them. So what does it mean to recycle that old refrigerator or other old large appliance. Well, let's deal with the old refrigerator first, since they are a little different from other large appliances.

Recycling an old refrigerator means that a technician must recover the refrigerant from the unit. Those refrigerants of course are gases that deplete the ozone. If the refrigerant is not recovered properly, the gas goes “poof” off into the atmosphere. That causes global warming; which melts the polar ice caps; and that means the next thing you know, many Californians are swimming to work on the coastal freeways. Okay, so while you may not find the whole global warming problem as desperate as all that, there is no question that venting such gases into the air is a bad idea.

Most every large appliance that gets recycled has something in it that needs special handling. At Junk King, you can be sure that we will recycle your appliance properly. What's in your old washers, dryers, or air conditioners? Here's a list of some of the things that need to be properly handled: PCBs; 2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP,) and metal-encased capacitors; Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs;) used oil; and mercury found in the switches and temperature control devices.

Yeah, it's a pretty scary list. It's a good reason to find a reputable company to dispose of those old appliances. Junk King fills the bill. We handle all those old appliances and make sure they are recycled, or if still usable and efficient, we can sometimes donate that appliance to a family in need. Try getting any charity to pick up old appliance for you. It is near impossible these days.

What is the alternative to using Junk King to recycle that old washer, refrigerator, or range? Well, some junk haulers who are not into “green hauling” like Junk King, may just remove the offending items from the appliance, stack them in a heap or dump them somewhere unsafe, and sell the scrap metal. We don't do business that way. For real green junk hauling, choose Junk King.

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Topics: Refrigerator Disposal, junk king, Refrigerator Recycling, washer / dryer disposal, hauling, E-waste Removal, get rid of old appliances, Green Junk Removal, green blogs, Old Appliances

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