Refrigerator disposal and pick up near you

Moving a refrigerator is hard to do alone—they’re heavy, awkward to maneuver, and need the combined strength of a small team of people to move even a few feet.

If you’re trying to get rid of an old refrigerator, you can’t just throw it out with the rest of your trash. Even if you manage to get it to the curb, many areas don’t offer refrigerator pick up or recycling as part of their garbage disposal services. That’s where we come in!

Why should you hire a professional refrigerator pickup and removal service?

When you call 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, we take all the stress out of junk removal. Whether you have a single home-sized refrigerator or a few dozen chest freezers, we’re happy to help with both working and non-working refrigerator pick up. In fact, our trucks can fit up to eight, full-sized, stand-up refrigerators!

Once we do the heavy lifting, we’ll make sure your old fridge gets donated, recycled, or disposed of properly. Proper refrigerator disposal can help prevent the harmful chemicals it contains from damaging the environment - keeping the planet green.

We’re in your neighborhood—find a 1-800-GOT-JUNK? location near you.

How our pricing works

The final cost of your junk removal can vary greatly depending on what we take, how much needs to be removed and how big of a crew will be needed to get the job done. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is always happy to provide you with a free onsite, zero-obligation estimate, so don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. Click here to see our pricing.

Refrigerator removal FAQs

How to dispose of refrigerator?

If you’re looking to move or just upgrade your kitchen, you may find it hard to get rid of your old refrigerator.

Here are some efficient ways to dispose of an old refrigerator:

1) Contact your local waste management company

The local waste management division may offer to pick up heavy appliances such as old fridge and freezers and recycle them if contacted in advance. Typically, local government waste management will only pick up bulk items on certain days, usually only once a month.

2) Talk to Your Local Scrap Metal Recycler

Old appliances consist of many recyclable metal parts and there are many local scrap metal recyclers who can use and recycle refrigerator parts. If you can lift and transport your old appliances on your own, see what scrap metal recycling companies near you might take it.

3) Contact your electric utility company

Some electric utility companies also offer refrigerator disposal services if you’re buying a new fridge. When buying a new fridge, check if your utility company or your fridge supplier will take the old one during the installation process.

4) Donate the refrigerator if it still works

If your refrigerator is in a good working condition, you can donate it to a local charity, retirement homes, or local shelters. You can deliver it yourself or some charities may pick up your refrigerator if it’s of a high enough quality and you can wait for their schedule to be available for the pickup.

5) Contact your junk removal company in your city

Local junk removal companies such as 1-800-GOT-JUNK? can help you dispose of your old broken refrigerator, fridge, freezers, refrigerant tanks, coolants, etc. for a fee and recycle them in an ecofriendly manner wherever possible. With our services, we can often pick up your old appliances on the same day you call, and we’ll even sweep up when we leave. If possible, we also donate your refrigerator if it is in a working condition and carry it to the local charities and organizations. You won’t have to lift a finger!

How do I get rid of my old refrigerator?

If you’re looking to move or just to upgrade your kitchen, you may find yourself ready to part ways with your fridge. When it’s time to start thinking about disposing of your old refrigerator, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? can help you dispose of it responsibly. We always make sure to donate items to local charities or organizations, or take them to the appropriate recycling facilities whenever possible.

When you hire 1-800-GOT-JUNK? to take care of your refrigerator disposal, you can rest assured that it will be properly disposed of, and you won’t have to lift a finger!

Can you recycle a refrigerator?

You sure can! In fact, many cities require appliance recycling by federal law. Most fridges and freezers contain oils and chemical refrigerants that need to be carefully removed and properly disposed of to avoid harming the environment. Once this process is complete, the fridge can be broken down into separate parts for recycling.

How do I recycle my old fridge?

When you’re ready to recycle your old fridge, you’ll need to do some heavy lifting. Don’t risk injuring your back by hauling your fridge yourself. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is happy to help! Just point and your old fridge will disappear! We’ll remove your refrigerator right from where it’s located, load it into our truck, and even tidy up when we’re done. Once everything is loaded safely in the truck, we’ll make sure it gets recycled or otherwise properly disposed of.

If you’re buying a new fridge, your appliance retailer might offer a recycling program after purchasing new items. You can also contact your local energy companies to find out if they offer refrigerators or freezer recycling programs. If you want to save yourself the time and hassle of doing all the research yourself, you can always just call 1-800-GOT-JUNK? and let us take care of everything for you!

If you want to attempt it on your own, there are several responsible ways to do so. Start by contacting your local waste and recycling pickup services to find out if they accept old kitchen appliances.

How do I get my old fridge ready for disposal?

If you’re getting ready to get rid of your refrigerator, there are a few steps you must take to make sure that your fridge is disposed of properly:

  1. Unplug the fridge a few hours early to defrost the evaporator
  2. Make sure you remove all foods and perishable goods
  3. Tape down loose items such as shelves and compartments

Don’t try lifting the ridge alone - it’s more than a one person job! Call 1-800-GOT-JUNK? and let us do the work for you. Just point and your old refrigerator disappears!

How do I know when I need to throw away my fridge?

Warm food is the most obvious warning sign that your fridge has stopped working. Before you get ready to throw it out, there are a few areas to check first.

  • Check the temperature setting inside the fridge. If it’s set to a high temperature, it may be working fine.
  • Check the compressor behind your fridge and listen for the motor sound. If the motor runs but the temperature inside the fridge hasn’t cooled down, then the compressor might be broken.
  • Check the inside coils. If you see a large amount of frost buildup, the coils may be broken.

If this sounds like your fridge, it is best that you replace it immediately. Save yourself the hassle of hauling your fridge on your own - our friendly and efficient crew is in your neighborhood and ready to help with your fridge pick up! To get your free no-obligation, onsite estimate, just give us a call or book online.

Do you take old refrigerators apart from inside my house?

Due to liability requirements, we aren’t typically able to disconnect appliances on our own. We ask that you disconnect any appliances from power sources or any other connection (water, oil, fuels, compressed air/gas, charged site suppression) before we arrive.

Once it’s disconnected, we’ll take care of everything else! We’ll come inside and remove the fridge from wherever it’s located—you won’t need to worry about doing any heavy lifting. We’ll also take out any removable parts of the fridge (drawers, shelves, inserts, etc) before we move it.

Refrigerators we recycle or dispose of

As long as no hazardous items are present, we’ll take care of just about any old fridge, including:

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Uniformed TOM ready to remove & dispose of your old Refrigerator
  • Mini & Bar Refrigerators
  • Deep Freezers
  • Old & Broken Refrigerators
  • Chest Refrigerators
  • Refrigerator Scraps & Parts
  • Double Door Refrigerators
  • French door refrigerators
  • Ice machines
  • Side-by-side refrigerators
  • Wine coolers

How our service works:

  1. Schedule your appointment online or by calling 1-800-468-5865.
  2. Our truck team will call you 15-30 minutes before your scheduled appointment window to let you know what time we’ll arrive.
  3. We'll take a look at the items you want to be removed and give you an all-inclusive price.
  4. We'll remove your items, sweep up the area, and collect payment once we’re done.
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