How do I dispose of a Fridge or Freezer?

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It’s not uncommon to see fridges abandoned in front gardens, in the corner of the office car park, or fly tipped on the banking of Britain’s roads, but when it comes to fridge and freezer disposal what should you do about disposing of yours safely?

As the Environment Agency classifies fridge freezers as hazardous waste this means that they can’t just be thrown out in a skip or sent off with the bin men. This is due to Chlorofluorocarbon gasses (CFCs), pentane and other chemicals contained within the cooling systems and insulation of modern day fridges. Although most of these chemicals are not directly harmful to humans, they react with the upper stratosphere and deplete the ozone layer, a contributor to global warming.

Thank fully It’s usually not too difficult to dispose of these items.

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