Refrigerator & Freezer Recycling and Disposal

Avoid the heavy lifting - call Junk Xpress for hassle-free removal & disposal of your fridge or freezer. Just point to where it's at and let us do the rest for you!

Refrigerator/Freezer Recycling and Disposal Services Near You

Moving a refrigerator or freezer is hard to do alone – they are heavy and need the combined strength of a team to move even a few feet.

If you are trying to get rid of an old refrigerator or freezer, it cannot be thrown out with the rest of your trash. Even if you manage to get it to the curb, many areas do not offer refrigerator/freezer pick up or recycling as part of their garbage disposal services.

JUNK XPRESS handles your old refrigerator/freezer pick up with ease

Instead of handling refrigerator or freezer disposal on your own, let JUNK XPRESS take care of it. Whether you have a single home-sized refrigerator or a few dozen chest freezers, we are happy to help with both working and non-working cooling appliance pick up. In fact, our trucks can fit up to eight, full-sized, stand-up refrigerators!

Once we do the heavy lifting, we will make sure your old fridge or freezer gets donated, recycled, or disposed of properly. Proper refrigerator or freezer disposal can help prevent the harmful chemicals it contains from damaging the environment - keeping the planet green.

Here's how our service works:

1. Simply call, chat online, or request a quote.

2. Our friendly, uniformed truck team will contact you shortly before your scheduled window.

3. When we arrive, just point to the old or broken refrigerator/freezer you want removed and we will haul it away and finish by tidying up the area.  

We will recycle and donate whatever we can, whenever possible.

How do I get rid of my old refrigerator or freezer?

If you are looking to move or just upgrading your kitchen, you may find yourself ready to part ways with your cooling appliance. There are several responsible ways to get rid of it:

  1. Donate to a local charity
  2. Bring to a recycling facility
  3. Add it to the rest of your garbage
  4. Request to have it picked up from a retailer
  5. Schedule a junk disposal appointment from a junk removal service

Throwing it in a landfill should be your last option.

Can you recycle refrigerators and freezers?

You sure can!

Most fridges and freezers contain oils and chemical refrigerants that need to be carefully removed and properly disposed of to avoid harming the environment. Afterwards, the fridge or freezer can be broken down into separate parts for recycling.

Why should refrigerators and freezers be recycled?

Refrigerators, freezers, and other major appliances contain oils, chemical refrigerants, foam insulation, and electrical components that can cause damage to the environment if not disposed of properly.

Some of these materials, such as metal and plastic, are not biodegradable and can take up large amounts of space in landfills. When left to sit, refrigerators and freezers begin to leak chemical components into the soil.

How do I recycle my old fridge or freezer?

If you are ready to get rid of your old fridge or freezer, there are several responsible ways to do so. Start by contacting your local waste and recycling pickup services to find out if they accept old kitchen appliances. You might also want to reach out to a local scrap metal recycler to see if they accept working or non-working refrigerators or freezers.

If you are buying a new refrigerator or freezer, the store may offer a recycling program with your purchase. You can also contact your local energy companies to find out if they offer refrigerator or freezer recycling programs.

Once you are ready to recycle, you will need to do some heavy lifting. Don’t risk injury, call JUNK XPRESS because we are happy to help. We will remove your refrigerator or freezer, load it into our truck, and even tidy up when we’re done.

How do I get my old fridge or freezer ready for disposal?

Here are a few steps you must take to make sure that your fridge or freezer is disposed of properly:

  1. Unplug the fridge a few hours early to defrost the evaporator
  2. Remove all foods and perishable goods
  3. Tape down loose items.

Do not try lifting the refrigerator or freezer alone - it is more than a one person job! Call JUNKXPRESS and let us do the work for you.

How do I know when I need to toss out my fridge or freezer?

Warm food is the most obvious warning sign that your fridge or freezer has stopped working. Before you get ready to throw it out, there are a few areas to check first.

  • Check the temperature setting.
  • Check the compressor behind your fridge or freezer and listen for the motor sound. If the motor runs but the temperature inside the fridge or freezer hasn’t cooled down, then the compressor might be broken.
  • Check the inside coils. If you see a large amount of frost buildup, the coils may be broken.

If this sounds like your fridge or your freezer, it is best that you replace it immediately. Save yourself the hassle of hauling your fridge and freezer on your own - our friendly and efficient crew is in your neighborhood and ready to help with your pick up! To get your free no-obligation, onsite estimate, just give us a call or book online.

We pick up old refrigerators and freezers, no matter the size

  • Compact Refrigerators
  • Mini Fridge & Freezers
  • Full-Sized Deep Freezers
  • Full-Sized Combination Fridges
  • Top Freezer Refrigerators
  • Side-By-Side Refrigerators
  • Bottom Freezer Refrigerator
  • French Door Refrigerators
  • Counter-Depth Refrigerators