Posted on: 14 Nov 2013
As refrigerator repair professionals in San Antonio, we recognize that purchasing a new unit is quite an enticing endeavor. After all, today’s refrigeration units certainly come with an intriguing assortment of features. What we also realize is that unwanted refrigerators must be disposed of safely. So we wanted to spend a few moments today briefly discussing what the options are:
Depending on the model, a person’s refrigerator is apt to contain items like steel, foam related greenhouse gasses and refrigerants. Certain elements, like the refrigerants, must be disposed of first and in accordance with federal laws. Our refrigerator repair professionals understand those federal laws. As such, we can explain them to you in detail over the phone or during an in-home service call.
Once the refrigerants are properly disposed of by a refrigerator repair pro, the rest of the unit may be discarded as you see fit. Some of the options available include taking advantages of refrigerator recycling rebates, Texas Recycles Day, San Antonio’s bulk recycling program, free landfill disposal days and removal services like Rubbish Works.
If your unwanted refrigerator is still working, you could also opt to donate it to charity. There are several different charities that accept refrigerators in good working condition. Some of them may decide to use the refrigerators for their own facility (i.e. food banks). Other charities in Texas may sell the donated refrigerators to scrap metal yards or pass them on to others in need. Examples of charities in the San Antonio area that may be willing to accept refrigerator donations are The Salvation Army Family Stores, Habitat for Humanity ReStores and St. Vincent de Paul Society.
Now that you know the basics, don’t forget to keep our refrigerator repair pros in mind. We offer refrigerator maintenance agreements and emergency repair services that will help to keep your appliances in fine working order. To learn more about those refrigeration services, please contact us at (210) 485-6578.