Do scrap metal collectors take fridge freezers?
In most cases your local scrap metal yard will not accept fridges for recycling. This is due to fridges requiring specialist treatment when being recycled. Unfortunately they are not worth a value as scrap.
- Pay the store to take them. When you buy a new appliance, you can usually pay the delivery guys a nominal fee — anywhere from $15 to $25 — to take away the old one for you. ...
- Ask your town to take them. ...
- Sell them for cash. ...
- Give 'em away. ...
- Pay a commercial junk hauler.
Check whether your local council will collect fridges and freezers. Or take to any household waste recycling centre. Old fridges and freezers are hazardous waste due to the gases they contain. The gases have to be recovered safely before the fridges and freezers can be recycled.
Appliances removed by Home Depot are disposed of in a few different ways. Depending on where you live and the removal crew hired, the appliance will either be taken to a waste disposal center, recycling center, or scrapyard where it will be sold as scrap metal.
Your local waste management division may offer heavy trash pick-up and recycling programs for appliances. Contact them directly for information. Talk to Your Local Scrap Metal Recycler. Thousands of local scrap metal recyclers can recycle old fridges and freezers.
Can the scrap man take fridges? Due to the hazardous nature of a fridge and the legal legislation, the scrap man cannot take a fridge.
The freon inside of your fridge should be removed by a licensed HVAC contractor. Scrap yards will not be able to accept a fridge that has not been drained of the fluids. You can call your local HVAC contractor and they will be able to remove the chemicals legally.
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And, if all else fails, you can usually sell your old frig, working or not, for scrap. If your working refrigerator is less than 10 years old and in really good condition you can possibly get a few hundred dollars for it, especially from a private party. At the very least you may be able to snag $25 to $50 as a rebate.
Throw out perishable food in your refrigerator (meat, fish, cut fruits and vegetables, eggs, milk, and leftovers) after 4 hours without power or a cold source like dry ice. Throw out any food with an unusual odor, color, or texture.