Disposing of faulty or old appliances can be a difficult and laborious process. It’s not like you can just leave a dead fridge on the side of the curb, and the surprising truth is many homeowners just don’t know what to do with a broken fridge. Since we’ve gotten this question quite often, we’ve decided to give you some tips, as well as a quick guide on what you should do if you need to get rid of an old fridge.
Did you know… you can actually be fined for disposing of your old fridge?
In many parts of the United Kingdom, you can easily get fined for dumping your old fridge just anywhere. This happens because some of the fridge’s components can be harmful for the environment, so illegally dumping it somewhere outside can cause trouble for the planet.
This is why we urge you to hire a professional, who is well-versed in the dos and don’ts of getting rid of your old fridge. If not, and if you’re caught dumping your old fridge, you can be fined up to 2,500 pounds, and we’re guessing you don’t want that!
There are companies that remove your fridge from your home.
So really, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t call a professional to help you get rid of your old fridge in a manner that is safe for the world, and handy for you. There are dedicated moving companies out there that can remove your fridge to a recycling facility, for a fee. Obviously, you probably don’t want to spend extra money on an old appliance. However, when you consider the hefty fine you could receive for improperly disposing of an old fridge, a moving fee doesn’t sound so bad, does it?
Alternatively, you can do a bit of research, and see if there are any recycling companies in your nearby area that handle transport themselves. Some of these companies will send someone right to your door to pick up and carry the fridge away, requiring no extra effort on your part!
If possible, you can also attempt to take the old fridge to a recycling center yourself, which again, you should be able to do free of charge.
Lastly, some retailers offer a highly useful deal where, after delivering your new fridge, they will also dispose of the old one themselves, at either no extra cost, or for a small fee.
So you see, there are plenty of options if you need to get rid of an old fridge, so we hope this article has helped give you some idea of what you can do to get rid of an old appliance.
At Rubbish Disposal, we can take care of your old fridge for you. We offer Fridge and Freezer Disposal services that are fast and reliable. We’re also highly flexible on time, so as to fit your unique schedule. So why not give us a call and arrange a pick-up today?