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Old 08-11-2008, 06:42 PM   #1
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Rivet How do you dispose of an old fridge?

After replacing my original Dometic refrigerator with a Norcold 841 IM (IM means Ice Maker Install thread with photos to come), I have encountered a problem. How do you dispose of an old fridge? I called several people in Little Rock and no one knows what to do about the ammonia. Freon, no problem.

If I can guarantee that there are no hazardous chemicals I have many options, but I don’t know and am not anxious to open it somehow to see. I would have to capture the ammonia and dispose of it then, but at least they can tell me what to do with the ammonia once I have magically captured it.

What have others done?
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Darn good question!

Around here, we look to the Region for services to allow us to this kind of thing. Did you look at your County's website, or talk to people working for the county in the department in charge of recycling, or hazardous materials disposal?
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Hi, well what I would do is take it to the local transfer station. Out here they have a special dept for appliances, or they will know where to take it.

Second, Someone may want some of the items inside such as, the shelfs, freezer door. You know, the stuff that gets bent or broken over time. The burner assembly is another good part to save. I don't know why you pitched it other than it wasn't working. But some of the parts may be worth something to someone. I took a whole refer off someones hands just for a few parts that I needed.

Put it on craigslist for free, to see if someone actually wants it for the parts.

Just a few thoughts here.
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Darn good question!
Everyone in Little Rock agrees with you completely!!!
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Around here, we look to the Region for services to allow us to this kind of thing. Did you look at your County's website, or talk to people working for the county in the department in charge of recycling, or hazardous materials disposal?
I spoke to the people in these departments for the city of Little Rock. Ironically, their landfill is between me and the closest liquor store and, for some reason, I know right where it is.
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Hi, well what I would do is take it to the local transfer station. Out here they have a special dept for appliances, or they will know where to take it.

Second, Someone may want some of the items inside such as, the shelfs, freezer door. You know, the stuff that gets bent or broken over time. The burner assembly is another good part to save. I don't know why you pitched it other than it wasn't working. But some of the parts may be worth something to someone. I took a whole refer off someones hands just for a few parts that I needed.

Put it on craigslist for free, to see if someone actually wants it for the parts.

Just a few thoughts here.
I plan on placing a Free to Good Home add in the Classifieds for the useful parts. It is a 2-door model and the doors no longer seal. Even when it was working, it frosted badly and would not maintain temps in hot weather. Food spoiled.

No door shelves for the freezer, but good ones for the lower part. The shelves and crispers are good too.

Thanks for the suggestion about the burner. I forgot about that.
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Dig a big hole, "Not that I would ever do this, just saying, you could dig a big hole and fill it in" Don't forget to smash up the fridge and put it in the bottom... But As I said I would never do this. Well not with a fridge anyway....
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I called the junk man to come haul it off. He was tickled spitless to get a 6 month old RV fridge...
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wrap it up, leave it in a pick-up in a busy area. label it, "insured for $1000.00"
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Just north of Conway on I 40 there is an outfit that rebuilds RV frigs. they may take it for the parts. You can see the shop from I40 heading W it's on the left.

I think it is at Menifiee.

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In NWA there is an appliance repair business that willl pick them up in the area for free just to have the parts for their business. Don't know if LR has anything like that, but worth a try and you wouldn't even have to load it!
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Dig a big hole, "Not that I would ever do this, just saying, you could dig a big hole and fill it in" Don't forget to smash up the fridge and put it in the bottom... But As I said I would never do this. Well not with a fridge anyway....

That's how the Airstream ranch started! ha!

maybe get 10 more and do a "Fridge-Henge" roadside sculpture. We recently stopped at Foam Henge near Natural Bridge. It was a hoot!

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you invite a bunch of freinds over for the funeral then you build a fire and get the beer cold along with some shotgun shells. when everyone gets there you have a few. talk about some old trips with her then lock and load. Great target practice
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you invite a bunch of freinds over for the funeral then you build a fire and get the beer cold along with some shotgun shells. when everyone gets there you have a few. talk about some old trips with her then lock and load. Great target practice
Heeheehee! I reckon it does take a few beers to make a fridge into a "target"!

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I don't know if you've gotten rid of the box yet. I took my old one to a metal recycler along with my old axles and got $143. A lot better than paying to put it in the dump.
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