Proper Refrigerator Disposal: What You Need To Know

Whether you’re moving out of your house or your old fridge has stopped working, there will come a time when you need to dispose of your refrigerator. Properly disposing of this common household appliance is an important part of homeownership. A refrigerator isn’t something you can just put in your trashcan or leave on the sidewalk for your trash collector. Federal regulations also dictate how and where you can dispose of your refrigerator. Though getting rid of a fridge may seem daunting, it’s often simpler than it seems. Here are some easy ways to dispose of your old refrigerator.

Recycle It

Many counties have recycling programs for old home appliances like dishwashers, microwaves, and refrigerators. If your county doesn’t, check with your utility company. Some companies will pick up old appliances for free, and some might even pay you. If those options don’t work, look for local junk removal programs. They often recycle or properly dispose of old appliances.

Fridge Removal

When buying a new fridge, ask the store if they will take away your old one. Many stores will remove and dispose of your old fridge for free when you buy a new one. Before installing your new fridge, see if the store offers this service. From the experts, we recommend you call your local homeowners stores to see the old appliance services they offer.

Metal Scrap

Check if there are scrap metal facilities nearby. They often take old fridges, reuse the metal, and dispose of the rest according to regulations. Most scrap metal places won’t pick up appliances, so you might need to take your old fridge there yourself. 


If your fridge still works but you don’t need it, think about donating it. Many second-hand stores will take old appliances and fix small problems like shelves or lights. Donating your fridge gives it a new life and helps someone who can’t afford a new one. Some second-hand stores will even pick up your fridge for free.

Contact Busy Bee Disposal For Proper Junk Disposal In Greater Boston

If you need help getting rid of junk, our team at Busy Bee Disposal is ready to help! Our experts have all of the questions answered. Trust us, we have seen it all. When cleaning out your home and renovating, consider renting a dumpster with Busy Bee. We offer flexibility with three different sizes and different timelines. We have also expanded our service areas to all of Greater Boston and the North Shore. Fill out our online contact form to get in touch or give us a call at 781-605-8277. We look forward to helping with your junk removal needs!

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