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Old 05-07-2015, 09:31 AM   #1
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Fridge disposal?

I am about to replace my Norcold fridge that isn't working any longer. I'm wondering if anyone knows the best way of disposing of the old one. I'm sure there's an appliance recycling outfit in town, but I thought I'd run it past the good folks here to see if anyone had an idea of "best practice" related to fridge disposal. Thanks!
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Old 05-07-2015, 09:56 AM   #2
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In most instances, the average consumer would would dispose of a regular type refrigerator the same as normal trash.
Most towns require the door to be removed so that there would be no way for small children to get in there plying and get trapped.
If this is not an option in your town, there are plenty of scrap collectors that would be happy to take it away for free.
As far as refrigerant disposal, by EPA rules, that responsibility falls in the hands of the folks at it's final destination, before its crushed or disposed of in any other manner.
If you need any clarification on that part, you can find the info online under EPA part 608 rules.
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Old 05-07-2015, 10:17 AM   #3
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I see many of them on the side of logging roads along with old couches and washing machines so perhaps that is what is normal. This never happened until they started charging a bomb to dispose of them properly.

Seriously, many recycle centres will take them and some charge a small fee.
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Please don't litter folks. If it costs you something fine, but don't litter our forests and public lands.
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Since the coolant was gone in ours, I cut up the copper and gave to our recycle. The west came apart easily and went out in the trash.
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Old 05-07-2015, 01:20 PM   #6
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Please don't litter folks. If it costs you something fine, but don't litter our forests and public lands.
I've never had this problem. When I buy from a retailer I ask them to deliver and take the old one with them. A lot of them do not charge extra for the delivery now. And if they do charge for the delivery, at least for me, I don't worry about it. I wont have it sitting outside of my place waiting for someone to drive by and take it.
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I don't remember the website, but the site accepts old RV refrigerators, refurbishes them, then offers them for sale.
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What are you going to replace it with? I'me also replacing my old Norcold (fire shutdown). I'me replacing it with an Amana residential model because of the fit. At Best Buy where I ordered it they deliver and dispose of sthe old one.

have a nice day - Darrel
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Old 05-10-2015, 10:43 AM   #9
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Craigs list for parts!

We removed a dometic from a friends unit after cu failed and replaced with a taller dometic picked up also on cl...required clever work but done.

Old obe was great shape except cu so parts were worth something so in a corner of the shop it went.

We placed an add on cl and nothing but reposting is easy.

After time passes a real nice couple from miles away needed it.

The po had removed the unit and they needed anything...and they had similar model mh to trim was perfect fit.

So if you have the space to store it list it for sale for parts and indicate in your listing the cost of a cooling unit.

These are great for remote cabins or other uses as well.

Or donate it to charity as some may have a use.

Regarding scrapping it is "dirty metal" and not worth your gas to take it.

If you want it gone fast cl list it free to good home...
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Craig's List can be dangerous especially in Southern California. Too many horror stories.
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