Practicing the right refrigerator disposal techniques will help you contribute to a green environment. Substantial time and effort are required to accomplish the task of removing junk in a safe and efficient manner. Hazardous materials may be present that can cause harm to health or cause serious injury hence why it is strictly recommended that people obtain professional help.
Refrigerator Disposal in California
Even though it has been strictly enforced and heavily regulated there are some people who improperly and illegally dispose of their refrigerator. This practice has become a growing concern across the country and can very well lead to pollution, water contamination and other adverse health and environmental defects.
Given these circumstances authorities have been pleading with the public to exercise safe refrigerator disposal practices as well as to impose heavy penalties such as hefty fines or even possible jail time to violators. To give an example of how detrimental poor refrigerator disposal is let’s take a look at some current refrigerator disposal practices.
Most refrigerators are found within homes and have a shelf life of up to 15 years. Nevertheless there comes a time when they stop working and have to be replaced.When this time comes it can sometimes pose difficulties to be rid of as it is large, heavy and most importantly cannot be removed by regular trash services. Due to this many people just throw them anywhere just to be rid of them and this can have some pretty serious repercussions.
In older model refrigerators/freezers contain ozone-depleting refrigerants and/or foam blowing agents depending on the year they were manufactured. These materials and substances also contain very potent greenhouse gases that in addition to depleting the ozone layer contribute to global climate change when emitted into the atmosphere.
Before the year 2000 most fridges made contained Chlorofluorocarbons (‘CFCs’) or in their insulation material and/or their refrigerant. CFCs and HCFCs are man-made compounds comprising carbon, fluorine, chlorine, and hydrogen.
These are all very dangerous compounds/gases and are known to seriously harm the environment hence why it is important to know that the law of California prohibits refrigerator dumping in landfills. Since this is the case the next best solution would be for people to recycle their old refrigerators/freezers. This practice is highly encouraged as it plays a significant role in keeping the environment clean and safe.
It can also be done by using the services of a Junk removal company as they not only function to remove or collect junk but also transport and processing. So with little or no hassle contracting a junk removal service can help persons to remove not only refrigerators but large appliances, furniture and equipment from their homes or businesses.These services play a crucial role in our lives as they aim and assist in keeping the environment clean and the general population safe. Contact us for more information.