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Fridges are one of the most difficult items to recycle and dispose of in an ethical and responsible manner. Trust All Green Electronics Recycling to take care of the recycling of your fridge, ensuring that every part is recycled or repurposed in the most efficient way possible. With fridge nationwide pick-up and the best fridge recycling centers in the industry, you can rest assured that your old fridge will not become part of the immense problem that our planet is facing.
EQUIPMENT RECYCLING ENHANCED
The proper disposal of equipment varies; one approach does not work for all situations. We tailor equipment recycling to your specific needs, minimizing your company’s costs and benefiting the environment. A few approaches include repurposing outdated equipment or recycling the metals from fridges. Being the leaders in the industry, we can expertly evaluate your company’s situation and determine the best course of action. Without exception, we will safely dispose of your old fridge, making your security and satisfaction our top priority.
AT YOUR SERVICE
With the largest fleet of IT recycling trucks on the continent, we can efficiently handle your equipment recycling needs at low costs. Our expert team will come to your location to pack, label, and remove your old fridge at the time most convenient for you. With our advanced online management portal, you can access and track the location of your old equipment at any time. We make the process of recycling outdated equipment in a responsible manner easy and simple for you.
CARE AT ITS FINEST
Using the proper care and security measures to dispose of equipment is critical. Equipment may contain sensitive data, so we take the responsibility of recycling it seriously. Having a distinguished reputation in the industry, we are the equipment recycling company of choice for most businesses today. In fact, we proudly have the highest certificates in the industry. We meticulously manage the recycling process for every piece of equipment we handle, providing you with continuous access to data on the process if you require it.
BENEFITING THE FUTURE
Our country’s numerous laws on equipment recycling are stringent and leave no room for error. Unsafely discarding old equipment can result in hefty fines that will surely tarnish your company’s reputation. Our knowledge, expertise, and experience ensure that your equipment will be disposed in a way that complies with government guidelines, offering you security and peace of mind. At All Green we go above and beyond what is required to properly recycle equipment, serving both your company and the future of our delicate planet.
HOW TO RECYCLE A FRIDGE
One of the main benefits of replacing an old refrigerator with a new one is to reduce energy usage, as newer refrigerators are a lot more energy-efficient than older ones. But after the new refrigerator has been delivered, what does the customer now do with the old unit? It is hard to believe, but every year more than 9 million refrigerators are disposed of in the United States. A percentage of them can be refurbished or resold, others are recycled, and the rest end up in landfills.
For those that can be recycled, the metal can be shredded and recycled while the insulating foam is shredded and sent to landfills. Refrigerators manufactured before 1995 used Freon-12 as a coolant which can be very damaging to the ozone layer if leaked. Newer models use HFC-134a instead, which still requires careful handling during the disposal process. In addition, up until 2005 refrigerators were insulated with foam that also contained ozone-depleting substances and posed a hazard. Only refrigerators manufactured within the last ten years contain foam-blowing agents that are both ozone and climate friendly.
Here is a sample listing of the materials that could compose a 1995 refrigerator:
140 lbs. metal,
20 lbs. plastic,
3 lbs. glass,
1 lb. CFC-11 foam insulation,
0.5 lbs. used oil (may be contaminated),
0.5 lb. Freon-12 refrigerant,
0.0003 lb. mercury containing components,
Trace small amount of PCBs contained in capacitors.
This list clearly shows how important it is to recycle an old refrigerator and not just put it into a landfill as a whole. Almost all of the materials contained in a refrigerator including the metal cabinet, the plastic liner, the glass shelves, the refrigerant, the oil in the compressor and the blowing agent can be recycled.
Responsible Refrigerator Recycling
We offer the perfect solution. All Green Electronics Recycling is an ethical electronics recycling company specializing in recycling refrigerators. One benefit of our service is that the customer can either call to arrange for a free pick up or he can drop the old unit off at one of our convenient nationwide pick-up locations.
Unlike with other companies where this first step is also the last step in the process we offer online tracking of the whole process on our website. If our expert staff determines that the old unit can either be repaired or re-used then it is salvaged. If it cannot be re-used then it will be recycled for its precious metals and materials, thus limiting landfill waste.
Another benefit of our service is that in many cases the customer will receive payment for the materials and parts that could be recycled. In addition the customer can be assured that the recycling is performed ethically, and that the parts will not ultimately end up in the landfill of a foreign country, as has happened before with some of our competitors.