Local, low-cost fridge & freezer disposal
Fridges and freezers are classified as hazardous waste due to the ozone depleting gases they contain and therefore cannot be disposed of within general waste streams.
Businesses or individuals requiring a local fridge or fridge freezer disposal site within the Bournemouth and Poole area can use Canford Recycling Centre, which is a fully licensed site to accept and dispose of fridges and fridge freezers. For advice and disposal rates please call 01202 331560 or fill in the form on this page.
For fridge disposal in Somerset, clients can use our Southwood Recycling Centre which is close to Shepton Mallet.
We can also arrange fridge / freezer collections! Simply call our team on 01202 331560, and we can arrange for our waste collection team to collect the fridge / freezer from your business or home, saving you the hassle of transporting it yourself.
Correctly disposing of fridges and freezers
To ensure fridges and fridge freezers are disposed of in a compliant and safe manner they must be segregated from general waste and processed at a licensed facility such as Canford Recycling Centre.
Fridge freezer and fridge disposal at our local tips couldn’t be easier, customers just need to follow the simple steps detailed below:
- Pull onto one of our three automated weighbridges
- Inform the weighbridge operator of the number of fridges that need to be disposed of
- Drive (as directed) to the specialist tipping point and unload the fridges and freezers
- Pull back on the weighbridge to fill out any relevant paperwork and exit the site
What paperwork do I need for fridge disposal?
If the fridges and freezers are from a commercial or an industrial source then the load must be accompanied by a hazardous waste consignment note. For help in obtaining a fridge disposal consignment note please contact our Hazardous waste specialist on 01202 331560 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cost of fridge & freezer disposal
To find out the disposal charge for a domestic or commercial fridge or fridge freezer at Canford Recycling Centre and Southwood Recycling Centre please refer to our Tipping Price List. Or call our friendly team on 01202 331560.