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There’s a company in Atlanta that operates a “free” appliance recycling drop-off facility. What’s free is the ability for you to drop off your washers, dryers, stoves, refrigerators, and freezers. If you are dropping off dishwashers, microwaves, hot water heaters, lawnmowers, or barbeque grills, however, you have to pay five dollars per appliance.
Oh, and if you are dropping off water coolers or air conditioners you have to pay $10 per appliance.
Now, their business hours for drop-offs are Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 4:30 PM and, on the surface, this might seem like a pretty good deal. But there is no mention of exactly how you’re supposed to get your items over to this facility.
All this calls into question the idea of “free” recycling.
Do you have to rent some sort of moving truck or cargo van to carry out this mission? Not only that, but you might also have to hire some additional help. And because the center is only open during the week, you’ll probably have to take time from work to get this job done.
It’s easy to see how this “free service” could become a very costly affair. But there is a better way.
How Atlanta Refrigerator Disposal Works
Refrigerators, like most large appliances, are normally kept in your home until they break down. They might stop cooling, cool too much, leak, creak, their doors may even come off the hinges. Further, with the cost of new refrigerators reaching between a few hundred dollars into a few thousand dollars, most people would prefer to keep their older version. Refrigerators then are not usually a spare of the moment purchase—but what happens on the other side of the refrigerator’s life?
If you have had an appliance suddenly break down, you know this feeling. Part anger at the appliance and situation, part fear for what to do next. It’s not like you can drop off the refrigerator on the curb, it’s far too heavy in most cases—and even if you could haul it out there, they wouldn’t take it. You also don’t have an option to take it to the local landfill because the freon in the refrigerator’s pipes is a toxin to the environment. What’s the next option? A trip to the local recycling facility? Be prepared to pay for the draining of the freon and be prepared to be charged for the recycling process of the solid materials.
Or, choose the easiest, fastest, cheapest, and greenest option available for all junk hauling, waste disposal, and appliance removal: Junk King North Atlanta.
The Easiest Refrigerator Disposal and Appliance Recycling
Any sort of appliance removal can be difficult, as indicated above. It can be very costly, needing the correct vehicle and the ability to pay all of the fees; you’ll also need strong people able to move the large blocks of metal. Additionally, none of this speaks to the possibility of injuries either. The average person cannot lift a large appliance and even attempting to could result in a thrown-out back or worse.
The easiest solution for refrigerator disposal or appliance removal is Junk King North Atlanta. What makes Junk King so different and easy from the do-it-yourself option? Well for starters, Junk King provides two options for any junk or trash pick-up: the full-service option or the self-service option. Depending on which service is chosen, the process and costs are different but regardless of which service is chosen, you get the best option in Atlanta for junk removal.
The full-service option is Junk King’s most popular feature, in fact, the entire company was built on the premise. It involves ordering a truck and a professionally trained removal team of two or more people. Once the team gets to the location (residential or business) the Junk King team gets to work and loads up the big red truck with every piece of junk and trash that you want gone.
As our franchise owner, Harry Van Buren likes to say, ‘the heaviest thing you should have to lift is the telephone’—and that’s this service. The full-service option at Junk King North Atlanta is the easiest and fastest junk removal solution; just point, and the junk is gone.
The other available option is self-service; in this case, a Junk King MINI dumpster is ordered and remains on the property for 3 to 7 days. The Junk King MINI dumpsters hold 12 cubic yards of junk and waste, so not only can you fit an appliance into the dumpster, but you can also fit that old washer and dryer in it too.
Not to mention, since the MINI stays at your home for multiple days, you can add additional junk and trash that you might not have otherwise. (Who’s going to remember to get rid of the broken broom in the garage unless you see it every day?)
Further, because of Junk King’s commitment to transparency and no additional fees, you can know the estimate of everything before the trucks arrive so you can rest easy knowing the approximate cost without any obligation. All of our drivers will also call you 15 minutes before they arrive, so you know exactly where they are, and you don’t need to waste your day waiting on a dumpster drop-off or the arrival of our team.
Get Rid of Your Appliances, Machines, or Equipment in North Atlanta
If you’re a business owner, a landlord, a property manager, or even a contractor, you will eventually run into poor, old, or mismanaged appliances, machines, or equipment. What can the business owner do about such things?
A landlord can call for help and load it into a truck themselves (which we don’t recommend), but the owner cannot just load up a truck with large machines and equipment, especially when they might not know how to take them apart or how to do so safely. They cannot even have their workers take such things apart because there is a loss of revenue in the downtime and there is the threat of possible injury and subsequent workers compensation plus more downtime and monetary loss from a downed employee.
So, what can the business owner do when a machine that can fill a residential house is suddenly obsolete and causing more issues than the machine is worth? Junk King North Atlanta is the solution for this, and all junk removal problems.
Unlike other removal companies, who will only drop off a dumpster and pick it up, Junk King has the equipment and the ability to break down those big machines and equipment to make it safe to haul away and easy to recycle once it is broken down to its rawest material parts.
There are numerous benefits for a business owner choosing to haul with Junk King, among them are the guarantee for recycling, the fast-paced and immediate assistance, the specialized B2B payment plans, and the insured status of all Junk King professional removers.
Don’t Take Your Refrigerator to the Dump; Get it Recycled Instead
Appliances, machines, toxins, technology, and hazardous wastes aren’t typically allowed in dumps and landfills. This is because there are elements that reside in them that will greatly harm the local wildlife and environment. Such an example can be drawn from the broken refrigerator; the freon which cools the pipes inside of the appliance are highly toxic to animals and can greatly damage the environment, even in small to moderate amounts.
Due to this, many dumps, if they take appliances, will require you to first have those toxic elements removed, or they will give you an option to ‘drain it for you’ at an additional cost. Then after this, what happens to the appliance? It’s most likely moved to where all the other similar products are placed—a far and out of the way area of the dump.
Just like most bad situations though, there is a better option; get it recycled instead. There are two ways that this can happen, either by taking the appliance to a CHaRM (Center for Hard to Recycle Materials) facility or by having Junk King pick it up for you.
Junk King is known for a lot of things; like their world-class customer representatives, being the number one rated removal company in North America, or their industry-changing commitment to at least 60% of everything from all hauls being recycled, reused, donated, or repurposed. Such a high goal of recycling is possible for Junk King because of their processing of junk and trash.
The processing works by first unloading a truck or dumpster at the Junk King ‘recycling hub’. Once there, items are separated into a variety of ‘piles’ including a special area for complex items like appliances. The second phase of the Junk King recycling process involves the draining of liquid elements from the appliances, and a subsequent step of breaking down the pieces of the appliance into their lowest, singular, parts.
Lastly, those pieces which cannot be recycled buy Junk King in the facility are shipped away to the proper recycling facilities to restart their lives or to be processed down into raw pellets/sheets of material.
The second and third phases of the Junk King process are also done at other recycling facilities—the difference is that Junk King provides auxiliary assistance in the forms of additional hands and schedule flexibility, it also provides a cheaper form of removal which can be maximized to include multiple items, and it provides the entire experience at a far better (lower) cost than what a recycling facility or the dump can support.
“Easy” Refrigerator Disposal and Appliance Recycling
That better way would be hiring professional junk haulers like Junk King Atlanta to take care of your personal junk removal.
While it’s not free, it’s certainly far easier and simpler. You don’t have to load and unload your refrigerator or other appliances. You don’t have to miss work to take care of it. And you don’t have to worry about whether or not your appliances will be recycled properly because at Junk King, that’s what we do.
At Junk King Atlanta, we pride themselves on being able to “go green” and we are well acquainted with all the proper recycling and disposal programs located throughout the greater Atlanta area.
But why stop with just refrigerator disposal?
You can maximize your time with our junk hauling team by not only removing your old refrigerator but by making it a total junk removal project for your entire home. In fact, this would be a perfect time to get rid of some of those other bulky junk items that you’ve been hanging onto and that are simply taking up space.
Maybe that’s some old furniture, used mattresses, scrap auto parts or anything else that’s taking up valuable space around your home. Our professional junk haulers are ready to load up and take away any kind of junk you have except for hazardous waste.
And the best part of this approach is that we do all the heavy lifting!
Getting Strategic with Junk Removal in Atlanta
If you’re getting rid of your old refrigerator you may also be replacing it with a newer model.
That’s a great idea since it will mean you can purchase a more energy-efficient and smart refrigerator. The newest models will not only help reduce your monthly electric bills but can let you know when it’s time to get more milk!
In addition, you might even be eligible for a rebate when you purchase a new, energy-efficient appliance. When you do upgrade your refrigerator, consider getting one with some of the great features that you might have gone without previously, such as an in-door ice and water dispenser or a glass-paneled easy access door that allows you to see inside without letting the cold air out.
So, how long can you enjoy your new refrigerator?
Today’s high-tech refrigerator units should last you anywhere between five to eight years so spending the extra money now will be paid back in the long run over the course of time. If you time it right, you can schedule Junk King Atlanta to come and remove your old refrigerator and other items on the same day that your new refrigerator shows up.
This brings a whole new meaning to the phrase “Out with the old, in with the new!”
Why Your Old Refrigerator Shouldn’t Go to the Dump
Back in the day that was the thing to do. When the old ice box stopped working you hauled it into the back of the truck (or someone else’s!) and took it to the dump. Maybe you had a guy nearby who dealt in refurbished appliances or scrap metal, or both. And that was that.
Today, the best old refrigerator disposal solution is to have it recycled.
If you know that you’re not going to be able to sell your old refrigerator or even donate it, what do you do with it? While some people still think that the obvious answer is to simply dump it, that’s actually the worst thing you could do. And nowadays you may not even be able to dump it anywhere.
However, the good news is that most of what a refrigerator is made from can be efficiently recycled and that can be material reused.
In fact, one of the cool things about refrigerator disposal is that these appliances are highly recyclable. After the coolant and any other toxic components have been professionally removed, over 90 percent of that old fridge can be recycled and reused.
As the EPA states,
“Almost all of the materials in your refrigerator or freezer can be recycled. This includes the metal cabinet, plastic liner, glass shelves, the refrigerant and oil in the compressor, and the blowing agent contained in polyurethane foam insulation.”
Which is why taking it to a recycling facility is the better option. And the best thing about refrigerator disposal here in the North Atlanta region is that you don’t have to do it yourself!
At Junk King Atlanta North, we can help you get your old refrigerator to a proper facility for recycling, and we make it simple for you. In fact, the simplest and easiest way to dispose of your unusable refrigerator in an environmentally acceptable way is to give us a call.
That’s because Junk King Atlanta North is your best choice for that task.
And when you contact us for scheduling your refrigerator removal pickup, just give us an indication of where it is, such as what room or what floor, and whether it is a residential or commercial location.
The junk removal team at Junk King Atlanta North goes to great lengths to ensure that we remove your appliances and other junk items safely and efficiently and that we don’t scratch your house or floor.
Easy and Affordable Refrigerator Disposal in the North Atlanta Area
No matter where you live in the greater North Atlanta area, you can be sure that Junk King North Atlanta is ready to help you with all your junk removal needs. And that includes helping you get rid of old refrigerators.
Junk King offers the most professional and courteous refrigerator removal and disposal service anywhere in the greater North Atlanta area. And we are committed to making the entire process easy for you. Our experienced refrigerator removal team can quickly and easily haul off that old fridge without damaging your home or office in the process.
And we’ll do all the heavy lifting!
Whatever else your junk removal chore might include, like other old, unwanted things you need to get rid of, your best option is to call Junk King North Atlanta. We specialize in helping renters and homeowners rid themselves of all types of junk including furniture, yard waste, and used appliances – including refrigerators!
In addition, our full-service junk removal is efficient, safe, and eco-friendly and takes the work and worry out of getting rid of your junk. And we can remove and haul off pretty much any size of junk you have because our trucks are engineered to handle all your large junk items.
Our professional and insured junk removal team will show up at your home or office, and we’ll call 15 to 30 minutes before we arrive to let you know we’re on our way. Once we show up on-site, we’ll give you a free estimate based on how much room your junk takes up in our truck.
So, ready to get rid of your old refrigerator or other junk? It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3.