Whiteware such as refrigerators can contain hazardous substances. Please recycle conscientiously.
This online article on the Ministry for the Environment website states that nearly 95% of whiteware is being recycled in New Zealand. Keep up the good work!
Reuse and recycling of whiteware such as refrigerators is considered environmentally preferable to landfilling, because landfilling:
Rather than buying new, a good second-hand refrigerator will be cheaper, and better for the environment.
Instead of replacing a non-working refrigerator, see if it can be repaired.
On-sell your pre-loved, working refrigerator.
Donate your working refrigerator to a good cause.
Refrigerators can be recycled at the Whanganui Resource Recovery Centre (fees apply).
Take to the waste transfer station, scrap metal area.