Commercial Fridge Disposal That’s Hassle-Free
Our reliable and professional commercial fridge removal team can collect the fridge(s) from inside or outside your building within an agreed 2-hour time slot.
As a registered licensed waste carrier, we will provide you with a hazardous waste consignment note which is a legal requirement. From there, we will assess the fridge to see if it can be reused or recycled. If the fridge cannot be re-used, it is recycled legally in accordance with the WEEE directive.
Why is a fridge hazardous waste?
As a business, you have a legal obligation to ensure that any hazardous waste, such as a fridge, is disposed of safely and legally.
Waste is considered ‘hazardous’ under the government’s environmental legislation (see here) when it contains substances or has properties that may make it harmful to human health or the environment. This does not necessarily mean it is an immediate risk to human health, although some waste can be.
Most refrigerators have a life span of around 10 to years, however, sooner or later, it will need to be replaced. It is very important at this point to recycle them as they all contain refrigerants (the substance that keeps your fridge cool by absorbing heat) that are potent greenhouse gases, and therefore, harmful to the environment.
What happens to a fridge?
After we have collected the fridge(s) from your business, they are assessed to determine if it can be reused.
If we believe a fridge cannot be reused, it will be sent for processing at a dedicated recycling plant. Although over 95% of an average fridge is recyclable, it is still deconstructed within a sealed environment so that any harmful substances can be safely removed.
Once this has been achieved, the rest of the fridge materials are separated into individual streams; plastics, ferrous and non-ferrous metals and foam to be recycled or reused.
Why Choose Yes Waste?
As a licensed and insured waste management company, our professional, friendly and efficient teams help businesses with their waste removal needs.
Our uniformed teams usually consist of two or three people who will contact you when they are 30 minutes away. Once they arrive, they confirm the price with you before loading your rubbish from any location on the property, saving you the effort of carrying your junk to a specific location.