Sometimes you may find yourself with an old refrigerator that has been around for far too long. And now that it has stopped working, you need it removed.
Of course, you could try it yourself, but most of us would pass on that. So, who do you call?
Get Ready for a Reliable Refrigerator Removal Service
Of course, you might want to manage this task yourself. But, if that's the case, keep in mind that your refrigerator could weigh anywhere from between 100 and 400 pounds, with an average weight of 250 pounds.
So, moving it and loading it is not going to be a one-person job, maybe not even for someone who happens to be built like Dave Bautista!
And once you've gotten some help getting your old appliance out of your house or place of work, you still have to get onto a truck bed or trailer. Which means you actually have a truck or trailer, or at least access to one. Once in, it will need to be properly secured with rope or tie-down straps.
Then you need to know where you can take an old refrigerator for disposal.
And, depending on where you live, that may not be your local waste transfer station or landfill.
If you still want to go this route, there a few things you should do beforehand, so we've created this handy checklist to guide you though the process:
The bottom line is that, while taking care of refrigerator removal on your own may be possible, it's not easy, nor safe. And it's not even the better option.
Proper Refrigerator Removal Means Green Disposal and Recycling
One of the great things about refrigerator removal is that they are highly recyclable. In fact, this is true for almost every large appliance that is found in a home. The steel is 100 percent recyclable, for example, and steel can be re-used over and over again.
Recycling is far more preferable than simply dumping them into landfills, as well.
In fact, according the website at earth911,
"Steel (the most recycled material in the U.S.) makes up 75 percent of the average appliance, and home appliances account for 10 percent of steel recycled in the U.S. each year.
Refrigerators and air conditioners use fluorocarbons to chill air, and chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) are a leading contributor to ozone depletion. CFCs are released from a trashed refrigerator but will be safely processed by a recycler."
While we are doing fairly well with recycling major appliances in the United States, not nearly enough are being recycled.
A study done on the recovery of ferrous metals from major appliances conducted by the Steel Recycling Institute. This survey estimates the recovery of ferrous metals from shredded appliances to be 3.1 million tons in 2018, leaving 2.1 million tons of appliances to be landfilled.
The best and greenest solution, then, is to make use of a local refrigerator removal service that is both professional and reliable. This way you can be sure to get rid of your old unit quickly and reliably.
And the very best thing about using a local refrigerator removal service is that you don't have to do it yourself!
Junk King: Fast and Reliable Refrigerator Removal Service
Junk King provides efficient, safe and eco-friendly refrigerator removal service that is especially designed to make the process easy for you.
That means that our experienced, local refrigerator removal team will quickly and safely haul off that old unit. And we'll do it without damaging any of your home in the process.
And the best part of all is that we'll do all the heavy lifting!
More importantly, we’ll make sure that the refrigerator is disposed of at a proper recycling facility so that it doesn’t end up in a landfill and do any harm to our ecosystem.
Once you book a pickup with us, our professional and insured refrigerator disposal team will show up at your home or office on time, and we'll call 15 to 30 minutes before we arrive at your home. And, when we do arrive, we’ll give you a free estimate based on how much room your refrigerator and any other junk items take up in our truck.
You simply lead the way and we'll haul your old fridge and other items into our junk removal trucks, and all without any hidden fees.
Ready to get rid of your old refrigerator? It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3.
Just make an appointment by booking online above or by calling 1.888.888.JUNK (5865)