Recycle Services: How To Recycle A Refrigerator?

In the Greater Boston and North Shore area, Recycle Services are just a call away.  A common household item that generates calls, centers on the question: ‘How do I recycle my refrigerator?’  No matter where you live, there are typically three to four options when you need to get rid of an old appliance.

  1. Call your local waste company to inquire about their appliance pick up services. Many companies offer bulk item pick up with an additional fee.  The downside is that you have to have the means to haul it to the curb yourself and transportation to pick up the required sticker.
  2. If you are replacing an old unit, check with local retailers to see if they participate in the RAD program. The RAD program is the Environmental Protection Agency’s ‘Responsible Appliance Disposal’ Program.  The EPA partners with retailers around the country by following best practices to remove harmful chemicals from appliances that can affect our ozone layer and contribute to greenhouse gases.  If you are not replacing your refrigerator, this may not be an option for you as retailers use this as an incentive to buy new products.
  3. Research your state and local energy-efficient programs. Rebates and rewards may be a possibility when disposing of old appliances in a safe manner.
  4. Contact your local recycle companies. This option is great for when you are unable to remove the refrigerator from your home on your own.  Additionally, if you are not replacing the unit, you’ll have a simple option that frees up space.

At ABH Services, we recycle in order to help protect our planet from chemicals and toxins that harm our ozone layer and contribute to the rise of greenhouse gasses.  We have the means to safely remove these harmful substances before recycling the unit.  Our process helps reduce our carbon footprint and minimizes the junk that goes into our landfills.

Don’t let an old refrigerator take up unnecessary space in your home or become an eyesore amidst your beautiful landscape.  Call ABH Services and inquire about our Recycle Services and programs.  If an appliance is creating unsightly views or wasting storage space, we’ll gladly help you dispose of the items in an eco-friendly recycling way.  Retailers may offer great incentives for turning in your old refrigerator, but they may just turn them around and sell them as second-hand or trash them without following proper recycle techniques.  Get all the information you need to make a sound choice.

At ABH Services, we understand your concerns and look forward to working with you to help make our planet a better place to live.  We are available at 781-941-2422 to answer any of your questions or to schedule an appliance pick-up appointment.  Visit our Facebook page to learn more about our Appliance and Refrigerator Recycle Service at

2018-01-08T09:45:49+00:00October 23rd, 2017|News|