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Refrigerator Disposal And Recycling: Facts To Know

Posted by Junk King on Jan 24, 2020 6:38:00 PM



If you've purchased a new refrigerator you may need to get rid of your old one. If so, there's a few things you need to know about refrigerator disposal and recycling.

If your retailer doesn't take your old unit for you, old refrigerator removal is going to fall on you. So, what should you do?

What to Do With Your Old Frig

It may be that your initial thought is to figure out a way to take your old unit to the dump. But the reality is that this is probably not permissible in most regions. Not only are refrigerators, freezers, and other similar appliances banned from landfills in some places, those that do accept them usually require additional fees and proper preparation.

Because of the possibility of ozone-destroying refrigerants such as chloroflourocarbons (CFCs) or hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) being vented or simply leaking from old units, these must be professionally removed and destroyed.

Now, if your used refrigerator is still in good shape and usable condition, then disposal becomes more of finding a new home for it. And that is good news!


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Sell It, Donate It, or Gift It

One of the great things about a good, used refrigerator is that it's usually not that hard to find someone who wants it. This might be by selling it through online sites such as eBay, Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace. And there are literally dozens of others.

You could also try selling it in a yard sale, a consignment shop or to a used appliance store in your area. However you manage to do it, the biggest downside is delivery. Can the buyer pick it up and haul it away? Or will you need to get it to them?

Refrigerator removal is a big job so be prepared.

Donating can be both cleaner and more gratifying. There are many organizations that would be glad to have your old, but working refrigerator. We've covered that here previously and have also pointed out that local organizations can be great candidates as well as national non-profits. 

And, finally, you can simply give it away to family member, a friend, or even a neighbor that could make good use of a replacement unit or just a second refrigerator. 


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What You Need to Know About Refrigerator Disposal and Recycling

Hands down, the best method for disposing of an unwanted or unusable refrigerator is by recycling it. By allowing the materials to be reclaimed and reused, you can contribute to the ongoing effort to minimize the use of landfills, help reduce the need for raw materials, and support the whole recycling economy.

But there's a few key things you might need to know first and we've put together this guide for just that reason:




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So, whether you want to haul it off yourself, or call the experts like Junk King to do it for you, recycling is the way to go. 

Refrigerator Disposal With the Junk Removal Experts

Junk King provides an efficient, safe and eco-friendly refrigerator disposal service to make the whole process easy for you. Our experienced refrigerator removal team has the manpower to haul off that old fridge without damaging your home in the process.

We’ll do all the heavy lifting!

Finally, we’ll make sure that the refrigerator is disposed of at a proper recycling facility so that it doesn’t do any harm to our ecosystem.

Our professional and insured refrigerator disposal team will show up at your home or office and we call 15 minutes before we arrive on site. When we arrive we’ll give you a free estimate based on how much room your items take up in our truck.

You point and we'll haul your old fridge and other items into our junk removal trucks, and with no hidden fees.

Ready to get rid of your old refrigerator? It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3. You make an appointment by booking online above or by calling 1.888.888.JUNK (5865)


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