Refrigerator Removal: How to Make Money off your Old Appliance
Get a little extra cash when you get rid of a fridge
Old refrigerators consume more energy than new, energy-efficient models. When it’s time to swap yours out for a new one, there are ways to make money for your old fridge. Here’s more about how to make a little cash during your refrigerator removal.
If your old fridge is still functioning, there might be someone out there who can use it. This is especially true for low-income households, college students, and others who don’t wish to pay full price for a new one. Try your luck online or by organizing a yard sale and advertising that there’s a refrigerator for sale. This is a great way to get rid of any number of other items you have lying around. Remember: one person’s trash is another person’s treasure.
Sell it For Scrap Metal
Refrigerators contain a number of valuable metals that can be removed and reused to make new items. Do a little research online to find a company (or person) offering cash for old appliances. Having your old fridge (and other appliances, for that matter) broken down for parts does planet Earth a favor, too, by reducing landfill waste.
This isn’t a money maker, but refrigerator recycling is another option for people looking to unload an old refrigerator. If you can’t find a buyer, try searching the internet for an appliance recycling company. As with selling for scrap metal, recycling your fridge means you’re avoiding adding to a landfill. This, in turn, prevents toxic chemicals from leaking into the soil and polluting the groundwater.
You can save up to $150 a year on your energy bill once your new refrigerator has replaced your old one. This is a rather large incentive to trade up for an energy-efficient model.
Need Assistance with your Refrigerator Removal?
The team at JDog Junk Removal & Hauling is here to help haul your old refrigerators and appliances to their new homes. Contact us to schedule a pickup by calling 844-GET-JDOG today.