Unfortunately, your appliances won’t last forever and your refrigerator is also the same. Even so, many homes can’t function well without a refrigerator to preserve their food. Sooner or later, your fridge will break down, because it works continuously to refrigerate anything you put inside it. However, if you start to see the repairman a bit too often, then there’s a good reason that you should start considering buying a new fridge. A refrigerator already fulfils its life expectancy if it’s been working nonstop for ten years inside your house, while some can still work well after 15 years. Eventually, old age will start to take consume your fridge and you need to immediately replace it. You need to think carefully when you plan to buy a new fridge and dispose the old one.
When planning to dispose the old fridge, there are steps that you need to do. To make things easier, it is a good idea to remove the fridge door. You should be able to ask professionals to do this for you. A closed fridge won’t smell good and it’s not a good really a hygienic to have. There are also some weird cases where children are trapped inside the fridge, so in order to make things a lot safer, you should consider removing the door completely. It is even better if you are able to ask the original retailer or distributor of the fridge to take it from you. In many cases, it is better if you allow them to take your fridge for free, because you can save time and money compared to dumping the refrigerator to the recycle center.
The cost of fridge disposal can reach up to 50 dollars, so if you are able to give your fridge away for free, then you already get a good deal. You should make all the necessary arrangement and try find a solution that is the most ideal. If the local distributor doesn’t have a program to recover old fridge, then you should take it to the recycling center. You should be able to do this easily if you have a pickup truck that can accommodate the truck. There could be appliance recycling incentives in your area that can make things easier for you. In some cases, the recycle center is willing to pick up your fridge for free and this is also a good solution because you will be able to save time and money. In any case, there’s little chance that you get decent amount, even if you sell the fridge for scrap.
The local council could charge you some fee for the collection of the unused fridge. This is the best step to take if there’s no other solution. Even if you choose this method, it is important to make sure that they don’t overcharge you for it. The council may charge you up to 45 dollars for picking up the fridge. Another last option is to take the old fridge directly to the garbage dump and you should check the local regulation for that, such as removing any potentially dangerous substance from it.