Recycle fridges and freezers

Need to dispose of a fridge or freezer? Chill – it’s easier than you think.

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Electrical recycling near me

What to do with your old or broken fridge

You have options

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Many electrical and mechanical faults with fridges and freezers can be fixed for a fraction of the cost of a new fridge.

Repair electricals


Charities, social enterprises and some councils will pass on electrical appliances in good condition to families who need them.

Donate electricals
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Make a little cash towards your next purchase – try online marketplaces such as eBay and Gumtree or local networks and noticeboards.

Sell electricals


Like anything with a plug, battery or cable, fridges and freezers can be dismantled so that the materials they’re made of can be used again.

Recycling locator
major retailers will take back old electricals

Where to recycle a fridge or freezer you’re replacing

Going shopping? Retailers now take back your old electricals when you’re buying new ones. That includes old fridges and freezers. Hand over your old item within 28 days of buying the new one and the store will recycle it for free. Since fridges and freezers are bulky the retailer will probably collect from your home. In other words, it’s easier than ever to recycle fridges and freezers.

Retailers will take back your old electricals
Old fridges to be recycled


Find your nearest recycling point

Put in your postcode to find recycling and reuse centres near you