Fridges and fridges
a cocktail of dangerous chemicals and gases that can be harmful to
houses and the environment. When your fridge or freezer reaches the end
life, then take care to dispose of it properly.
I found out the hard way recently, when I defrosted my
chipping the ice off with a hammer and chisel. I pierced the casing and
a jet of gas. The fridge freezer stopped working and leaked black
that damaged the kitchen floor. Take my advice and defrost your fridge
There are three safe ways to dispose properly of your old fridge or
1. Get the shop you buy your new appliance from to collect it when they
your new appliance. This is highly convenient but
comes at a
cost. Typically retaillers charge £15 - £30 for
2. Take it to your local
dump (or refuse amenity site as councils like to call them). Your local
will tell you where the nearest tip is. BEWARE chemicals from the
spilling in your car. The cost of DIY may not be worth it. Search our
pages for information about whereyour local dump is.
3. Get your local council's environmental department to collect it.
councils charge £5 - £30 for this service
(despite you already paying
your Council Tax. Some of these charges are outrageously high and it is
wonder that our laybys and beauty spots are defiled by the fly-tipping
fridges and freezers. Our Find a council pages will tell you how much
council charges and we expose those who overcharge.
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