Refrigerator Removal & Recycling – Edmonton
Moving and disposing of that old heavy fridge from your home can be a dangerous and difficult task. Not only are refrigerators heavy, but they require multiple people, tools and equipment to safely remove and recycle. Its always important to consider all of your options when you are looking at moving anything heavy and bulky out of your home.
Skip the back ache trying to wrestle that fridge out of your home into a truck, driving around Edmonton to find a location to dispose or recycle it. When the time comes to retire your fridge, let Junk 4 Good handle all the hard work.
When you begin looking at refrigerator recycling, there are some important things you should consider. Many old fridges contain freon, a gas that is used to refrigerate the appliance. When arranging for fridge disposal, it is important to consider how this freon is removed prior to recycling. Improper release of freon gas can have terrible impacts on our environment, so always be sure that this is removed properly by your removal provider. Junk 4 Good partners with local recyclers in and around Edmonton, that take care of this freon removal on our behalf, so no need to worry!
When Junk 4 Good takes care of your refrigerator removal (we can also haul your old freezer, dishwasher, stove and other appliances), have confidence that the components may find new life again. When our teams haul away your fridge for recycling, we will deliver it to a recycling facility for further processing. The components will be broken down and can often be reused into the production of future materials. The last place you want it going to is the landfill, this is why we are committed to appliance recycling.
How can I recycle my old refrigerator?
If you are feeling ambitious and want to handle your fridge removal yourself, here are some suggestions on what to do.
- Drop your fridge off at a recycling facility or transfer station
- Donate your refrigerator to a local non-profit or Charity
- Arrange to have your old fridge removed when you purchase your new one (some retailers will offer this)
- In Edmonton, access a large item pick up or your areas big bin event – check your area for events that may apply
- Book a full-service junk removal pick up with Junk 4 Good!
Where can I recycle my old fridge?
There are several suitable venues to take an old refrigerator for recycling. If the fridge is still in working order, it may be best to donate it to a local non-profit organization like Habitat for Humanity Restore in Edmonton, or an appliance repair business. This way the fridge may find use until the end of its life, rather than being unnecessarily deconstructed. If your old broken fridge has run its race, the best destination for it would be a transfer station or recycling facility for processing.
If you need help with your fridge recycling, just give Junk 4 Good a call or book online for a hands-off junk removal appointment.
How to dispose of a fridge freezer?
When you are ready to move your old, tired fridge freezer out of your home or workplace, its best to consider your options. If you have the muscle and transportation to safely remove it from your home, this can be the most cost-effective strategy. If not, it’s best to contact a professional junk removal service to take care of all the hard and heavy work for you.
Junk 4 Good is more than happy pick up the fridge from its current location, remove it from your home, load it into our truck and responsibly handle the recycling. Give us a call for your free on-site estimate!
Who will pick up my old refrigerator?
Depending on your area, you may have several options for arranging your fridge pick up. Check your local classified ads to see if there is anyone seeking old appliances to refurbish or scrap. If you opt for this option, always be conscious of any insurance or coverage of the vendor you choose. Unfortunately, due to the quality of metal used in most appliances, there isn’t much value in the material itself. This makes giving the appliance away for free or selling it very difficult.
Another option is to arrange for a pick up when your new appliance gets delivered. This can be a simple and painless transaction. You know what they say, “out with the old, in with the new!”.
Lastly, you can contact your local professional, full-service junk removal company. Junk 4 Good offers customers their appliance recycling services on a regular basis. Let the pros handle the pick-up and disposal without lifting a finger.
How to get my fridge ready for removal?
When preparing for your fridge disposal, there are a few things that you can do to help the process go a little smoother.
- First of all, remove all the contents from the fridge. The fridge doesn’t need to be “clean”; it just needs to be empty. This is a requirement by the recyclers themselves. If you don’t want to clear the fridge out, not a problem. Our team can dispose of any of the contents inside to help you prepare.
- Disconnect any connections. If your fridge has an ice maker or water dispenser, it will have a water connection in the back of the appliance. Simply disconnect this line so the fridge can safely be removed from its location.
- Unplug the refrigerator and allow time to defrost. This simply helps our team to be able to load the fridge a little easier. If moving the fridge is a problem, don’t fret, our team can help with that too!
How do I know when it’s time to get rid of my fridge?
Surprisingly, fridges can live a long time, however there are some simple signs that you can look for to help determine when it’s time for a new one.
Check the temperature. This may be an obvious one, but if your fridge is struggling to keep your food cold, it may be on its last legs. First, check the temperature settings to see if it is possible to make your fridge cooler. If this doesn’t help, it may be time to replace that old “ice box”.
Listen for strange noises. Often times, the sounds that your fridge makes can suggest possible issues. If your fridges motor or compressor begin to make some strange noises, it may be time to repair or replace your old refrigerator.
If you think that your fridge may be ready to move out, give Junk 4 Good a call. We can easily handle the hard work of removal and recycling.
What to look for when buying a new fridge?
When you are in the market to buy a fancy new fridge, there are a few things that you should look for.
Be aware of the fridge size you are looking for. If your fridge will live between countertops or cabinets, be sure to measure the opening size. Also determine whether you would like a full or countertop depth fridge. One gives you more storage, the other can be a little more visually appealing (and offers a little more space in the kitchen)
Otherwise, most other features are up to personal preference. Different finishes, colours, number of doors, freezer locations and technology features can be found from manufacturer to manufacturer.
When that exciting delivery day arrives, don’t hesitate to call Junk 4 Good to get that old, heavy fridge out of the way from enjoying your new one.
Junk 4 Good can safely arrange for your refrigerator recycling!