|Boiler and Plant Dismantlers Ltd operate white goods / fridge freezer disposal services around the UK, but primarily in London, Essex, Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Bedfordshire, and Hertfordshire. Please contact us to discuss your fridge disposal requirements.
We collect Fridges Freezers and all Refrigeration devices from:
Local / Education Authorities
As licensed carriers of these hazardous wastes we offer a fast and efficient service in the uplifting of all fridges, freezers and air conditioning units for transportation to licensed sites for degassing and recycling.
The regulations concerning this are generally covered by the EC Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). These regulations aim to minimise the impact of electrical and electronic goods on the environment, by increasing re-use and recycling and reducing the amount of waste going to landfill.
(The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) , Department for Business Enterprise & Regulatory Reform (BERR) and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) provide further information and advice surrounding the regulations as well as waste disposal of fridges and freezers.)
How can I tell if a fridge/freezer contains ozone depleting substances (ODS)?
The age of the appliance is in general an important determinant:
prior to 1994 almost all appliances used CFCs as both refrigerant (CFC R12) and as foam
blowing agent (CFC R11);
after 1994 these were mainly replaced with HFC as refrigerant (R134a) and HCFC foam
blowing agent (R141b or R142b/R22);
modern fridges are generally manufactured using HFC (R134a) or hydrocarbon (HC600a)
refrigerants and hydrocarbon blowing agents.
Most fridges are also marked with an 'appliance rating plate' - a metal plate or sticky label which is found on the back of the appliance.
The plate contains information about the appliance, for example model and serial number. In most cases it will also state what refrigerant was used in the appliance.
Fridges that are marked with R12 or R134a on the plate will most probably have CFC or HCFC in the insulation foam and should be treated accordingly, unless there is evidence to suggest otherwise.
For more information go to: http://www.defra.gov.uk