Fridge recycling and removal services
Like all appliances, refrigerators can only last so long. When it’s time to upgrade to a new icebox, it can be tricky knowing how to handle fridge removal.
Unlike other household items, old refrigerators and freezers are too large and complex to be handled like the rest of your trash. Even if you find a place to take your old kitchen appliance, you’ll still have to load it into a truck and haul it away.
Old fridge pick up and disposal is simple with 1-800-GOT-JUNK?
Instead of huffing and puffing to load your old fridge into a truck, let our fridge disposal experts handle it. Whether it’s a single home-sized refrigerator or a dozen commercial chest freezers - no fridge pick up job is too small or too big for our crew.
Best of all, we’ll do all the heavy lifting for you! We’ll also make sure your junk gets disposed of properly by recycling or donating when possible.
How do I get rid of my old refrigerator or freezer?
Refrigerators and freezers are made of metals, plastic, insulation, fiberglass, and chemicals that can harm the environment if not disposed of properly.
Here are some ways to properly dispose of a refrigerator:
- Haul your refrigerator to a recycling facility.
- Donate your used fridge to a local charity.
- Ask a local retailer about their large appliance trade-in programs.
- Schedule an old refrigerator pick-up from a junk removal company.
- Leave your fridge out for a bulk trash pickup day.
If you don’t want to deal with the hassle of hauling your old fridge to a new location, let 1-800-GOT-JUNK? get rid of your old refrigerator for you. We’ll pick up your old refrigerator from your home or business and load it right into our truck. All you have to do is point!
Can you recycle a refrigerator?
Yes, you can! Most refrigerators and freezers contain oils and chemical refrigerants. According to federal law, these toxins need to be carefully removed and properly disposed of. Once this process is complete the fridge can be broken down into parts for recycling.
The chemicals found in these kitchen appliances can cause damage to the environment if left unattended in a landfill. Fridge recycling helps protect the environment by keeping these materials out of landfills.
How do I recycle my old fridge?
There are several ways to recycle a refrigerator. Your first option is to haul your fridge to a recycling facility. If you’re buying a new fridge, ask your appliance retailer if they have a trade-in or recycling program. You might also be able to schedule a pickup from your local waste management company or a professional junk hauler.
Why should I recycle my old refrigerator?
Old fridges contain all sorts of refrigerants, toxic oils, steel, and metal components that should be recycled and reused. Even the foam insulation inside of your old fridge can be recycled to help reduce environmental waste!
Refrigerator models built before 1990 typically contained an earlier, highly-toxic version of freon called R-12. When refrigerators and freezers are left in landfills, this chemical can be released into the air over time and become a greenhouse gas. Other chemicals in the appliance may also be released over time, and could affect the surrounding soil and groundwater supply.
Some parts of the fridge, such as metal and plastic, do not break down on their own. To avoid taking up valuable space and harming the environment, the materials in large appliances should be broken down during the recycling process and refused to create new products.
How do I get my old fridge ready for disposal?
First, unplug the fridge and give it a few hours for the evaporator to defrost. While it defrosts, remove all foods and perishable goods. Tape any loose items such as shelves and compartments down to keep them from moving.
If you don’t feel like doing the heavy lifting (and yes, it takes more than one person to get the job done!) call 1-800-GOT-JUNK? and let us do the work for you. Just point and your old refrigerator disappears!
We take refrigerators of all shapes and sizes
- Compact Refrigerators
- Mini Fridge & Freezers
- Full-Sized Combination Fridges
- Full-Sized Deep Freezers
- Top Freezer Refrigerators
- Side-By-Side Refrigerators
- Bottom Freezer Refrigerator
- French Door Refrigerators
- Counter-Depth Refrigerators