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Domestic Refrigeration Collection, Treatment and Recycling

eSynergy collect, treat and recycle all kinds of domestic fridges and freezers. We offer a fully compliant treatment and recycling service at an affordable cost.

Our licensed facility provides evidence for compliance with all hazardous waste treatment regulations and the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE).

Collections can be arranged from organisations anywhere within the UK. Our ‘Best Available Technology’ safely separates equipment into components and removes hazardous materials.

ITEMS WE RECYCLE

  • Domestic fridges
  • Domestic freezers
  • Chiller cabinets
  • Vending units
  • Air conditioning equipment

ESYNERGY CLIENTS

  • Demolition companies
  • Local authorities
  • Food companies
  • Catering companies
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Companies with data rooms
  • Supermarkets
  • Waste management companies

RECYCLING EXPLAINER

WHY ESYNERGY?

Compliance

Our industry leading processes and operations keep your business within regulatory requirements

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Convenience

We’ll collect your difficult hazardous waste and recycle it, saving you the headache

Cost

We offer competitive price structures which work with your business model

HOW WE RECYCLE FRIDGES & FREEZERS

Step-by-Step

1

Preparation

Any food, liquids, trays and shelves are removed from the fridges and freezers and sent on for further recycling.

2

Stage 1 Removal of Refrigerant Gas and Oil

Ozone-depleting substances (ODS) such as CFCs and and high Global Warming Potential gases (GWP) such as HFCs, are removed at the beginning of the recycling process. These are extracted under strong vacuum to remove >99% of the oil gas mixture as required by BATRRT.

The refrigerant oil is then purified to the standard required by BATRRT by heating the oil under vacuum vaporising any remaining refrigerants dissolved in the oil. The compressors are removed and recycled.

3

Pre-Shredding

Large commercial fridge units are lowered into an encapsulated shredding chamber subject to process gas monitoring, inertisation by gaseous nitrogen and activated carbon abatement of solvent blowing agents.

4

Secondary Shredding

The pre shred material is delivered to an encapsulated cross-flow shredder subject to process gas monitoring and cryogenic condensation of solvent blowing agents. Any ODS, high GWP and flammable gases are liberated and captured during this stage.

5

Air Classification

Metal and plastic fractions are separated by density then transported via a series of screw conveyors for bagging. The suction cleans the materials of any remaining dust residue.

6

Magnetic Separation

A overband magnet separates ferrous from non-ferrous metals. An eddy current system then classifies the non-ferrous metals.

7

Thermal Decomposition of Residues

A pyrolysis system thermally converts the non-recyclable insulation foam residues into heat and power.

8

Materials Export

Plastics and metals are sorted into separate containers and shipped off for reprocessing into new products.