Ever wondered if you can get old refrigerator removal free? The fact is that, in some situations, you might be able to.
But what can you do with that used refrigerator if you can't get it out of your house for free?
Free Refrigerator Removal?
There are a handful of organizations and businesses that do offer free refrigerator removal. One source can be found at Fast Free Appliance Removal.com and they provide a network of partner organizations and independent contractors who can pick up your old appliance, depending on your location.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) also has a program designed to provide free pick up and removal of appliances including refrigerators. You can check their website directory for any agencies near you that might be offering this service.
Another option might be the retailer you purchase a new refrigerator from. Although a few still offer to remove your old unit for free when delivering your newly purchased refrigerator, many others either charge a nominal fee (so, almost free!) or simply do not offer to take it.
One other good option is to call on your local non-profit organizations.
There are quite a few national charities including,
The Salvation Army
They can schedule a pickup from the thrift store nearest you. It's best to check with your local Salvation Army office first to see if they accept appliance donations in your area.
St. Vincent de Paul
This is a national organization with thrift stores throughout the United States. You can call your local chapter to arrange for a pick-up. The number will be listed in the Social Service Organizations section of your local yellow pages.
Habitat for Humanity
Their Habitat ReStores are retail outlets where good used and surplus building materials are sold at a fraction of normal prices.
With multiple stores in cities all across the country, they offer donated items for resale. Appliances that are donated are inspected, repaired and placed for sale. Goodwill will also come to your home or office to pick up your appliance and deliver it to the nearest thrift store in the area.
And don't forget to check your local homeless shelters, women's shelters, daycare centers and other groups or organizations that could make good use of a working refrigerator in good condition.
Last, but not least, you can simply give your old refrigerator away to a family member, friend or neighbor asking only that they come and pick it up themselves. This way, you can do a good deed to someone you know while getting your refrigerator removal free!
What You Should Not Do With Your Old Refrigerator
Something that used to happen quite a lot and still happens far too frequently is illegal dumping of refrigerators. In addition to being illegal and subject to fines and imprisonment, refrigerators and their sister appliances, freezers, are deadly hazards.
The doors on these units can be closed after a child has crawled inside while playing and cannot be opened from the inside.
In fact, California Penal Code 402b PC states that it is a crime for a person to abandon an “appliance,” in any place accessible to children, without removing its door. An “appliance” under this code section includes objects such as a refrigerator, freezer, icebox, or clothes dryer.
A violation is charged as a misdemeanor under California law and is punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for up to six months; and/or a maximum fine of $1,000.
Besides all this, dumping old appliances in empty lots or alongside back roads is unsightly and can eventually lead to environmental contamination from the refrigerants, the insulating foam, and potential PCBs in the oils,
The Convenient But Not Quite Free Refrigerator Removal Option
So, what if you find that you have an old frig that no one wants because it's either so old it's horribly energy inefficient, or it simply doesn't work any more?
You still have a couple of options.
There's a chance that you might find a scrap dealer who will take it off your hands for a small amount of cash to you. That's not such a bad deal. Except that you will likely have to deliver it yourself with all that this entails.
Or, more likely, you can simply arrange to have your old unit picked up, hauled off, and taken to a recycling facility.
This is actually a great refrigerator removal option even if it's not free. By ensuring that your old appliance will be properly disposed of by recycling and reclaiming of it's materials, you contribute to the sustainability of the new appliance manufacturing industry.
And you're helping the planet.
So, how can you make that happen? It's easy - just call Junk King, your local and expert refrigerator removal service provider.
Schedule Your Professional Refrigerator Removal
Junk King provides an efficient, safe, and eco-friendly old refrigerator removal service.
With Junk King you don’t have to worry about the pickup or disposal of your used refrigerator. And, because our priority is preserving the environment, we will make sure that your old refrigerator ends up in the right place, whether that’s a local charity, or a recycling facility. So contact us for all your appliance disposal needs.
Our professional and insured appliance removal team will show up at your home and we call 15 minutes before we arrive on site. Once there, we’ll give you a free estimate based on how much room your appliances take up in our truck. You point and we haul those items into our junk removal trucks, with no hidden fees.
Scheduling your refrigerator recycling pick-up is as simple as 1, 2, 3.
You can make an appointment by booking online or by calling 1.888.888.JUNK (5865).