FAQ – Domestic Refrigeration Recycling

Why should I dispose of my fridges and freezers correctly?

Disposing of your end-of-life fridges and freezers at a licensed recycling centre, such as eSynergy, ensures you comply with your duty-of-care obligations, and you will receive appropriate paperwork showing you have acted legally and in an environmentally responsible manner.

What happens if I don’t use a licensed fridge treatment company?

As well as acting in a way that could damage the environment, you could also face a large fine.

Fines in excess of £5000 can be applied for breaches of hazardous waste laws and directors can be made liable as well as the company.

The law applies whether or not you believe you are acting in the correct manner. It’s your responsibility to ensure that hazardous waste from your business is disposed of legally.

What paperwork do I need to dispose of fridges and freezers?

When fridges and freezers are transported from a commercial or an industrial source, they must be accompanied by a hazardous waste consignment note.

How do I know the company I am using for my fridge and freezer treatment is licensed?

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