Moving a broken refrigerator is a difficult task to do alone. These household appliances are heavy, awkward to maneuver, and require the combined strength of a two-person team to move even a few feet. If you’re trying to get rid of your old refrigerator, Junk King is here to help. And since you can’t just throw your broken refrigerator out with the rest of your trash, you’ll want to work with a professional junk removal company to ensure it’s disposed of appropriately.
Professional Refrigerator Removal Services
Even if you can manage to get your old fridge to the curb, many municipalities don’t offer refrigerator pick up or recycling as part of their waste disposal services. So, instead of handling refrigerator disposal on your own, allow our Junk King team to take care of it. Whether you have a small home-sized refrigerator or a dozen chest freezers, we have the skills to pick up and haul away both working and non-working refrigerators. In fact, our big red trucks can fit up to eight stand-up, full-sized refrigerators!
Besides doing all the heavy lifting, we’ll ensure your old fridge is donated, recycled, or disposed of in an eco-friendly fashion. By properly disposing of your old refrigerator, we can prevent the harmful chemicals contained in these appliances from damaging the environment, keeping our planet green.
How Junk King Handles Refrigerator Pick up and Disposal
Old appliances such as refrigerators pose a real safety hazard, especially to young children. You may have heard some horror stories about older refrigerators and freezers, regardless of their size. The good news is that Junk King offers proper means for refrigerator disposal, so it doesn’t have to be challenging for you.
When it comes to disposing of broken appliances, including your mini-fridge, Junk King provides a couple of options. If your refrigerator is still in working condition, we may donate it to someone who will make good use of it.
Whether it’s a thrift store in your area, a homeless shelter, a group home, or other types of residential facilities, there is always someone willing to make good use of your working mini-fridge. By donating your functional fridge, you’ll not only feel good about contributing to a charitable cause, but you can even get a receipt that you can use for a tax deduction.
Commercial Fridge and Freezer removal
Besides domestic fudges, Junk King can remove refrigerators or freezers of any size. We have all the equipment and manpower to pick up a large fridge up a small stairway, down your basement steps, or out through the garage. We can also remove commercial appliances if you’re renovating your restaurant or upgrading your old equipment. Whether it’s a commercial refrigerator, freezer, oven, stove, flattop, dishwasher, range, or other large appliance, we’ve got you covered.
We will remove and haul away any old appliance and recycle it in an eco-friendly manner. Some appliances such as a/c window units and refrigerators contain Freon, a solvent that can harm the environment. We’ll ensure that Freon is handled carefully and collected by a certified recycling center before recycling the appliance itself. You can count on Junk King to handle all the recycling process for your items, and rest assured your commercial refrigerator will be disposed of the correct way.
Recycling Your Old Appliances
As of 2017, about 22 states had banned appliances such as refrigerators from being placed in landfills. This includes Florida, California, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, and more. So, if you can’t donate your refrigerator or convince your appliance dealer to pick it up, recycling the appliance could be the next option to try.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has laid down a responsible appliance disposal program known as RAD. Fortunately, Junk King can help you find the right refrigerator recycling solution that adheres to the EPA requirements.
Refrigerators and freezers also contain recyclable glass, metals, and plastics. However, we usually recover and dispose of certain parts of your old fridge correctly before recycling the rest of the appliance. Here are some common refrigerator components recovered with recycling:
- Metals and plastics are removed and fully recycled whenever applicable.
- Compressors are extracted and reused in other appliances.
- Glass shelving and dividers are broken and taken to glass recycling plants.
- Switches or thermostats with mercury are removed and distributed to licensed handlers for salvaging.
- Oils are distilled and reused in other machines.
- Compressor oils contaminated by refrigerant are carefully removed and disposed of appropriately.
- Polyurethane foam is taken to local waste-to-energy incinerators to generate electricity that’s channeled back to the grid.
Besides recovering valuable materials, appliance recycling can help prevent the emission of greenhouse gases to the environment. It also prevents the release of used oil into the soil and groundwater while reducing energy consumption.
Scrapping Your Refrigerator
According to the Energy Star, thousands of local scrap metal recyclers may recycle old fridges and freezers. Junk King can help you haul away your broken appliance to a certified scrap metal recycler for assurance that your refrigerator will be properly recycled. But keep in mind that most scrap yards only accept a mini-fridge if it’s been drained of the fluids. Junk King works with licensed recycling facilities that can have the chemicals removed legally and safely.
Conveniently Dispose Of Your Mini-Fridge Appliances With Junk King!
If you need to dispose of your old mini-fridge right away, Junk King provides an efficient, safe, and eco-friendly refrigerator removal service. With Junk King at your service, you don’t have to worry about the pickup, hauling, or disposal of your junk appliances. Our priority is preserving the environment, so we’ll ensure your old appliances end up in the right place, such as a local charity or a recycling facility.
Our professional and insured appliance removal crew will call 15 minutes before arriving on site. Once there, we’ll issue you with a free estimate based on the amount of space your appliances take up in our truck. All you’ll have to do is to point at the refrigerator, and we’ll haul it into our junk removal truck with no hidden fees. You can make your appointment by booking online or calling 1.888.888.JUNK (5865).