Fridge Recycling and Disposal
Around 3 million fridges are disposed of in the UK every year. They contain hazardous components that need specialist treatment.
Pure Planet Recycling offer a fridge recycling and disposal service for business customers. We collect domestic and commercial fridges, freezers and air conditioning units.
We are an Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF) for electrical waste. Our staff collect fridges from all types of businesses, schools and organisations. Using our own vehicles, we offer a nationwide collection service.
At the time of disposal we provide a Hazardous Waste Consignment Note. This gives a paper traceable route of what happens to your waste. It details the number, weight and hazardous components of the fridges.
We recycle all our refrigerants at a fridge recycling plant. They follow strict procedures to remove and treat each hazardous component.
There are only a handful of recycling facilities that can recycle fridges within the UK. Our recycling partner is one such company, so you can be sure of a compliant and legal recycling service.
We are able to offer competitive pricing due to the large volume of fridges we dispose of.
Fridge Disposal FAQ’s
Pure Planet Recycling only offers a collection service for business customers. We advise that you speak to your local recycling facility or council to see what they can offer you.
The cost of recycling a fridge varies depending on the size, number, type and refrigeration gas contained within the unit. Call us on 01234 315496 for an accurate collection price.
As fridges are categorised as hazardous waste you must receive the correct paperwork for it’s disposal. Anyone collecting end of life fridges should be a waste carrier and provide a Hazardous Waste Consignment Note. This details the type, volume and hazard components of the fridge. It should also show who is transporting the fridge and where it is being taken to.
In most cases your local scrap metal yard will not accept fridges for recycling. This is due to fridges requiring specialist treatment when being recycled. Unfortunately they are not worth a value as scrap.
How Is A Fridge Recycled?
Ever wondered how a Fridge is recycled, once you dispose of it? What happens to each section and the harmful gases contained within? The following process is used within the fridge freezer recycling plant, conveyor belts move the units from one stage to the next.
Firstly, the fridges and freezers are emptied of any food, liquids, trays and shelves contained within. The unit is now clean of any contaminates and is able to be processed.
3. Shredding and Fraction Segregation
5. Magnetic Separation
6. Eddy Current Separation/Air Separator
Both Stage 2 and Stage 3 are completed within an inert Nitrogen Atmosphere, providing a safe processing environment.
This fridge recycling process allows for maximum recovery recycling rates whilst maintaining best recycling practice.
For a quotation or more information regarding our fridge freezer recycling service please contact us.