If you have a commercial refrigerator that needs to be disposed of, you have several options. One of these options is to take the device to a recycling center. A licensed company will handle the disposal process for you and provide you with all relevant paperwork. Another option is to donate the fridge to charity. In some cases, charities may accept a refrigerator if it is still in good condition. In any case, it is important to find a licensed company. Note that commercial fly-tipping is illegal. This is because it poses a real danger to animals, pets and small children.
In addition to commercial recycling, you should also consider free disposal of your commercial refrigerator. CFCs found in commercial refrigerators are dangerous to the environment. If the unit is not properly maintained, a large amount of this chemical can be released into the environment. Taking the unit to a recycling facility will also ensure that CFCs are not released into the environment.
If you need to dispose of an old refrigerator, you can call 311 or request an appointment online. In NYC, the Department of Sanitation will pick up a commercial refrigerator for free if you call them before 5:00 pm the night before pickup. Place the fridge curb in the same location as your recycling bin and the recycling vendor will come and collect it.