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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.
Charities, social enterprises and some councils will pass on electrical appliances in good condition to families who need them.
Make a little cash towards your next purchase – try online marketplaces such as eBay and Gumtree or local networks and noticeboards.
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
Fridges and freezers contain gases which add to the greenhouse effect if they escape.
When a fridge is properly recycled these gases are extracted and stored safely.
That’s the number of fridges we dispose of in the UK each year.
Just one processing plant, in Telford, receives more than 700,000 old fridges a year.
Put in your postcode to find recycling and reuse centres near you