Refrigerator Recycling

Have you ever tried to lift a refrigerator? If not, we can assure you that they're hard to move, heavy, and almost impossible to transport on your own. So when you have a refrigerator you need to throw away, how can you get rid of it quickly and easily?

Rather than wrangling a pulley system and struggling to get that old, unwanted fridge or freezer to a landfill, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is the resource you've been looking for. We're here to help, whether you have a single home-sized refrigerator or a few dozen chest freezers ready for removal. 

How 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Refrigerator Disposal Works

When you want to make your fridge disappear, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is the right team for the job. No fridge is too big, too bulky, or too awkward for us! Here's how our service works: 

  • Simply schedule your refrigerator removal appointment online or by calling 1-800-468-5865.
  • Our friendly, uniformed truck team will call you 15-30 minutes before your scheduled 2 hour arrival window.
  • When we arrive, just point to the refrigerator or freezer you want removed and we’ll provide you with an up-front, all-inclusive price.
  • Once you say the word, we’ll haul your old fridge away from wherever it’s located and finish by tidying up the area. Plus, we recycle and donate your refrigerator whenever possible. 

It is appreciated if you can clean out and unplug the fridge/freezer before your appointment.

The Importance of Refrigerator Recycling

Taking steps to properly dispose of your old refrigerator is important because it contains harmful chemicals that can damage the environment. You know a landfill is no place for your unwanted fridge, so what options do you have? Let 1-800-GOT-JUNK? take care of your refrigerator recycling and we’ll ensure that it’s donated or disposed of responsibly.

As major appliances, refrigerators and freezers are made with many electrical and chemical components. They don't stay cold by themselves, they use a refrigerant called freon to keep temperatures at an acceptable level. As important as this is when the fridge is in your home, it can be equally vital to consider upon disposal. Models built before 1990 usually contain an earlier version of freon called R-12 which is exceptionally toxic and depletes the ozone layer. Nowadays, freon (also known as tetrafluoroethane) does not contain ozone depleting substances (ODS) and modern day fridges are significantly more energy efficient than the older models. But all of those chemicals are also potent greenhouse gases (GHGs) that contribute to climate change when emitted into the atmosphere. 

With refrigerator recycling, the harmful chemicals get properly disposed of and any reusable materials such as the metal also get recycled. Both prevent unnecessary harm to humans, animals, or plant life. When you call 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, you can feel good about helping the environment during your fridge removal. 

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