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Question DetailsAsked on 12/4/2015

how can i recycle a refrgerator?

The local power company (AEP Ohio) has discontinued its refrigerator pick up program. How can i recycle a refigerator?

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1) call AEP customer service and see if they know of a replacement recycling program in your area

2) call or check website for your local trash pickup company, and for the solid waste services company or agency (if different) that runs the landfill - they commonly have web instructions on how to dispose of refrigerant-containing devices like reefers, both at their landfill (usually $15-40 charge for removing the refrigerant) if going in landfill

3) google a search term like this - appliance recycling Columbus - putting your town name in of course

4) google for local Green Recycling non-profits and check their websites for info

5) google for local Metals Recycling companies and check their websites to see if they take them

6) contact local appliance dealer(s) and ask if they know of any such place

7) if buyuing a new one, pay them (commonly free with pricier units) to take your old one away when they deliver and install the new one - though if committed to recycling rather than landfill you would have to ask if their pickup old units are recycled or not. Commonly not, because the amount of metal does not justify the labor to strip out all the plastic and insulation.

8) if functioning and in decent condition and cleaned, donate to Salvation Army, Goodwill, etc.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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