Recycling and Disposal of Commercial Refrigeration

Why Recycle Responsibly?

In a world where increasing emphasis is placed on environmentally friendly and responsible practices it's vital that everyone does their part. When equipment reaches the end of its useful life, it's imperative to understand and adhere to acceptable, and legal, methods of disposal.

Commercial refrigeration not only consists of numerous metals and mechanical components but more importantly, refrigerants which unless disposed of correctly can have a damaging and lasting effect on the environment. All refrigerants must be emptied, stored and disposed of responsibly and within legislative guidelines by a regulated body. While manufacturers, distributors and producers must demonstrate a responsible attitude it is also vital that customers endeavour to see that safe recycling and disposal is carried out. 

Recycling Services

The majority of manufacturers will offer a recycling and disposal service. Where manufacturer services aren't available we recommend contacting your local authority or a reputable company listed in your area.

Ordered a new piece of equipment and arranged for recycling and disposal through the same manufacturer? It is important to bear in mind that not all recycling services will be carried out on the same day as delivery. Equipment remains your responsibility, that includes with regards to environmental aspects, so make sure you have suitable storage for old units until they can can be collected.

All units scheduled on a recycle service must be ready to collect outside of the premises on the day of collection. 

The Cost of Recycling

Due to the many variables involved when quoting a price for recycling and disposal services, it is difficult to give a standardised fixed cost. Being dependent on the type of equipment, dimensions, weight and location of the product, should you require a service, prices are generally available on a POA basis. Contact us for more details.

Environmental Commitment

Fridge Freezer Direct is proud to uphold the very best levels of environmentally friendly business practice, committed to responsible and sustainable waste management. We achieve this through promoting recycling solutions to our customers whilst also encouraging minimal wastage and reuse of recycled materials. All commercial refrigeration is disposed of in the most "environmentally aware" processes possible and in accordance with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) Guidelines..

Click here for more information on DEFRA Guidelines or, to read more on this from FFD, take a look at our WEEE Regulations page.