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Options for Getting Rid of an Old Refrigerator

Six Options to Get It out of Your House

options for getting rid of an old refrigerator

Refrigerators are a big investment. Before you purchase a new fridge, you do all of your research. How big is it? Is it energy efficient? Is there a water dispenser? What are the ratings? What’s your plan for getting rid of your old refrigerator? You can’t just leave it on the curb for your waste management company to grab because refrigerators are filled with the chemical freon to maintain their cold temperatures. Freon is toxic and harmful to the environment because of the greenhouse gases it emits. What are your options?

Options for Getting Rid of an Old Refrigerator

Recycle it. Refrigerators consist of metals like steel and iron. This makes them a rich source of recyclable materials. Search for a recycling center near you.

Trade it out for a new one. If you’re buying a new fridge, try shopping at a retailer that will haul away your old model when they deliver your new one. Many companies offer this service, either for free or a small fee, so be sure to ask when you’re shopping around.

Sell it. If you’re trading up to a newer, more energy-efficient model, someone else might appreciate your still-functional fridge. Try selling it on Facebook Marketplace,, eBay, or at a yard sale.

Donate it. Senior centers, shelters, food pantries, and other non-profit organizations might be able to use your old refrigerator. Only donate it if it’s still in working condition. Additionally, you should make sure it’s thoroughly cleaned out before sending it to its new home.

Repair it. If your fridge is just on the fritz, get it fixed. If you’re not crazy about the way it looks, you can always use it as a secondary fridge in the garage or basement for added storage.

One More Option: Call JDog Junk Removal & Hauling

We haul your unwanted items of all kinds and sizes, including your old refrigerator. We make every effort to donate your working fridge. If it is not in working condition, we dispose of it properly. While not every part is salvageable, some metals, plastics, and glass are recycled while the dangerous chemicals are safely destroyed. Call us today at 844-GET-JDOG to schedule your fridge pickup.