Refrigerator Recycling & Disposal

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.

1-800-GOT-JUNK? handles your old refrigerator pick up with ease

Instead of handling refrigerator disposal on your own, let 1-800-GOT-JUNK? take care of it. 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.

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 refrigerator 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.

Refrigerator removal made easy

We take refrigerators of all shapes and sizes, including:

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
Uniformed TOM ready to remove & dispose of your old Refrigerator

How our service works:

  1. Schedule your No Contact Junk Removal service online or by calling 1-800-468-5865.
  2. Our friendly, uniformed truck team will call you 15-30 minutes before your scheduled 2-hour appointment window to let you know exactly when to expect us.
  3. When we arrive, we'll take a look at the items you want to be removed and provide you with an up-front all-inclusive price. 
  4. We'll remove your items, being sure to only touch the items we're taking away, and sweep up the area. We'll then collect payment once the job is complete.

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