Refrigerator Removal: 5 Ways to Get Rid of That Old Fridge

Refrigerators are a necessary part of our lives. They prevent us from having to go grocery shopping every day. They’re constantly working to keep perishables at an appropriate temperature, so it’s no wonder the can break after years of use. Approximately 9.4 million refrigerators and freezers in the United States need to be replaced every year. What do you do with a broken fridge? You can’t just throw out a refrigerator with the regular trash because: 1) hauling it down to the curb would be very difficult and 2) your municipality might not even haul it away anyway. But don’t despair. We have 5 options for refrigerator removal for you.

  1. Manufacturer Take/”Buy” Back

    While you’re out shopping for your new refrigerator, ask if the store or manufacturer has a buy back program. It won’t be free, but they could haul away your old fridge when they deliver your new one for a small fee.

  2. Municipality Pick Up

    Not all municipalities offer this service, but it’s worth inquiring if they do. The only problem this poses is you would have to move the refrigerator to the curb or the designated pick up location. You could hire local movers to move it for you, but paying a junk removal company to haul it away might end up being the cheaper option.

    Even if this option ends up working for you, refrigerators contain freon that may need to be removed before it can be properly recycled. Whether or not this is the case varies, but you can usually find out on your municipality’s website. Check here for the Chester County, PA policies.

  3. Sell It

    If your old refrigerator still works and you have the time, why not try selling it before junking it entirely? Someone who knows someone you know is probably looking for a new-to-them fridge. Ask around with your friends or try listing on Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, or OfferUp. You can list it as buyer needs to provide pick up for the fridge, or, if you’re able to deliver it yourself, charge a delivery fee.

  4. Give It Away or Donate It

    Another option for a still working refrigerator is to give it away. Call around to local charities, including soup kitchens, to see if they’re in need of a fridge. You could get that old appliance off your hands and give it to someone in need.

    Bonus Tip for Options 3 & 4: 


    If you’re able to find someone who could use the old refrigerator but have no way to deliver it, call your local moving company, like Moving U & Junk U. You can usually get a better and flat price for a one piece delivery rather than a full service move. You’ll have the price up front before the refrigerator removal and will know what to expect.

  5. Hire a Local Junk Removal Company

    If your fridge isn’t working, the best option is to hire a local junk removal service, like Moving U & Junk U. We’ll haul away your old refrigerator and take care of the responsible recycling for you.

    3 Steps For Quick & Easy Refrigerator Removal:

      • Get Your Price

        Our all inclusive pricing is volume based. We’ll give you an estimate for your refrigerator removal ahead of time so you know what to expect on the day of your pick up.

      • Schedule Your Refrigerator Removal

        We know you probably want this old refrigerator removed as soon as possible, so we’ll always try to accommodate with same or next day service. But even if you’re planning removal for a month from now, give us a call, text, or email. We’ll schedule your refrigerator removal so you don’t have to worry about it.

      • Say Goodbye To Your Old Appliance

        Our friendly, professional Junk Removal crews will give you a call half an hour before your arrival window to let you know what time you should expect them. They’re also trained movers, so they’re well versed in bulky refrigerator removal and can safely remove it from your home. Wherever it is–basement, kitchen, the shed in the backyard–we’ll remove it from there. You won’t have to lift a finger (except maybe to show us where the fridge is located).

    Bonus Step:

    While we’re there, if you have anything else you need removed like a mattress, TV, piano, hot tub, old appliance, or old paint, we can haul that away with the appliance as well.

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