- Fridges can be difficult to transport
Since they contain harmful substances, you need to take greater care when transporting and disposing of refrigerators. When storing and transporting them, it is a good idea to keep them upright where possible to prevent damage being caused to the refrigerator compressor. This compressor contains oil which is kept in place when the fridge is upright, but it spills into other parts of the fridge when left on its side.
Carrying your fridge in this way is virtually impossible if you don’t have a large van on hand, which may require hiring a larger vehicle to transport your fridge to the tip. It’s worth bearing in mind that some recycling centres don’t accept vans, so check before you hire and make a trip to the tip.
- Difficult to get to a local recycling centre
Depending on where you live, your local tip may be some distance away from your home. What’s more, it is only open certain hours which can make it challenging for those who work certain shifts, or don’t have access to a large vehicle during those hours for some reason or other.
- Long queues and waiting times
Since taking your waste to the local tip is free, there tends to be very high demand for the local recycling centre’s services, and long waits and queues as a result. In fact, when you go to the tip during peak times, it is common to have to queue to get rid of your waste, meaning it is not ideal for those who are slightly more pushed for time when getting rid of their old fridge.