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How To Easily, Affordably, And Efficiently Remove A Refrigerator

Posted by Junk King on Jan 30, 2020 9:45:00 AM



Ever wondered how to get old refrigerator removal done for you in a way that is easy and affordable? The fact is that you can.

Which means you can finally get that old refrigerator out of your house - or garage or basement - and free up some much needed space.

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How to Avoid Dealing with DIY Refrigerator Removal

If you've ever had to move a full size refrigerator, especially into or out of a house, you already know that this is a task you probably never want to have to do again. Not only are they large, bulky, and difficult to maneuver, they're also incredibly heavy.

Most average refrigerators weigh around 250 pounds, for example, with some models tipping the industrial scales at over 400 pounds!

Moving an old unit out of a house, onto the street, and into a truck is far more than one person can manage alone. Even Dwayne Johnson might find that a bit difficult. But even if you have one or two helpers and an appliance dolly, you still need a truck to load and transport the appliance. 

And let's say you succeed in doing all that - and do it all without damaging your house or pulling a muscle - you still have to know where to take it. 

The good news with refrigerators is that they are recyclable.

In fact, there are several components and materials that make up a modern refrigerator that can easily be reused or recycled to create new "raw" materials for making new products.

This graphic illustrates how much of a refrigerator can be reused:

fridge-cut-away-graphic[Graphic courtesy of EfficiencySmart.org]

Old refrigerators that no longer work need not remain in your home sitting on the back porch or in the garage, taking up space and being a potential safety hazard. Just because removing it and disposing of it properly at an appliance recycling facility may be more than you can manage, it can still be done for you. 

Which is why Junk King specializes in refrigerator disposal and recycling.

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When Your Old Refrigerator Still Has Many Years Left In It

Sometimes, the chore of removing your old refrigerator is made a bit easier by the fact that you can donate it instead of hauling it to a recycling facility or local waste transfer station.

However, while donating a still-working refrigerator in good condition is a great alternative, the task of getting it to a non-profit location near you can be a challenge. The good news is that you can often have a local non-profit organization pick up your old appliance for you.

In addition to some strictly local organizations that you could call, there are quite a few national charities, as well, such as these:

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.

Goodwill Industries
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 removed for you!

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What You Should Not Do With Your Old Refrigerator

Something that used to happen quite a lot - and still happens far too frequently - is the illegal dumping of refrigerators. In addition to being against the law and subject to fines and even imprisonment, abandoned 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 , for example, states that it is a crime for any 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.

Most other states have similar laws, as well.

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.

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The Convenient and Affordable Refrigerator Removal Option

So, what if you find that you have an old fridge that no one wants because it's either so old that 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 and one that can be quite affordable.

By ensuring that your old appliance will be properly disposed of by recycling and reclaiming of it's materials, you'll be contributing to the sustainability of the new appliance manufacturing industry. 

And 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.


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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, on time, as promised, and we'll call you 15 to 30 minutes before we arrive on site.

Once we're there, we can give you a free estimate based on how much room your refrigerator or other appliances take up in our truck. Then you simply point and we haul those items into our junk removal trucks, with no hidden fees or added charges.

Junk King is your go-to solution for easily, affordably, and efficiently removing a refrigerator. Our refrigerator removal services are designed to make the process hassle-free and convenient for you. We specialize in responsible appliance disposal, ensuring that your old refrigerator is handled and disposed of in an eco-friendly manner. What sets us apart is our commitment to cost-effective removal, allowing you to save both time and money while efficiently clearing out your space. With our budget-friendly refrigerator disposal options, you can upgrade your kitchen appliances without breaking the bank. Trust Junk King for a seamless and efficient refrigerator removal experience that won't strain your budget.

Scheduling your refrigerator removal for recycling is as simple as 1, 2, 3.

You can make an appointment by booking online or by calling 1.888.888.JUNK (5865).

When it comes to removing a refrigerator, Junk King has you covered. Our services are designed to make the process both easy and efficient. We understand the importance of affordable appliance disposal, and that's why we offer budget-friendly options for your fridge removal needs. You can count on us for a hassle-free experience, as our efficient refrigerator disposal services ensure your old appliance is handled responsibly and taken off your hands without a hitch. Say goodbye to your old fridge affordably and easily with Junk King.

Ready to reclaim your space and upgrade to a new refrigerator hassle-free? Junk King is your partner in easy, affordable, and efficient appliance removal. Contact us today for a quick and eco-friendly refrigerator removal. Let's make your kitchen cooler and your life simpler. Get started now!


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