Refrigerator

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Warning

Whiteware such as refrigerators can contain hazardous substances. Please recycle conscientiously.

Education

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:

  • results in the loss of valuable materials including ferrous and non-ferrous metals. To extract from landfill, process, assemble and transport these materials involves enormous amounts of resources
  • places pressure on landfill space

See whiteware

Reduce

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.

Reuse

On-sell your pre-loved, working refrigerator.

Donate your working refrigerator to a good cause.

Recycle

Refrigerators can be recycled at the Whanganui Resource Recovery Centre (fees apply).

Disposal

Take to the waste transfer station, scrap metal area.