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Getting rid of an old fridge freezer in York can be challenging due to its size and material makeup. It’s both a type of bulky and electrical waste, so responsible disposal is essential to protect the environment. At Divert we offer collection and safe disposal and recycling services for old fridge freezers anywhere in York. 

The City of York Council offers fridge and freezer collections but there is a charge and removals are only on a specific day depending on the ward where you live. We provide flexible collections of old fridge freezers from households and businesses anywhere in York and the surrounding areas and divert them away from landfill.

Fridge Freezer Collection In York

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We can collect and recycle a range of old fridges and freezers in York including:

  • Domestic fridge freezers
  • Single household fridge or single freezer
  • Domestic chest freezers
  • American fridge freezers
  • Commercial fridges and freezers

Get a free quote for fridge freezer removal in York today – call 0333 444 0118 or contact us online.

How fridge freezer removal works in York

Book a collection time and date for the removal of your old fridge freezer in York. Let us know the address, type of fridge freezer, and the number of items (if you want more than one fridge removed) and we’ll provide a free no obligation quote. One of our trucks or vans will visit at the agreed time if you decide to proceed.

Fridge freezers are heavy but our drivers have that old York Viking strength to remove your refrigerator, so you don’t have to break your back trying. They’re also licensed waste carriers and able to remove commercial fridge freezers. They’ll transport the fridge freezer to a relevant waste management facility around York for safe disposal and recycling.

The process for recycling a fridge freezer depends on its type and the facility. Generally, the refrigerant and motor oil are drained and the motor is removed for recycling separately. Gases are extracted from its insulation foam before the shell is removed and the different materials separated (plastic, metal, and foam). 

These materials are stored separately and sent for recycling alongside other similar materials. They’ll be recycled and used to create new products – possibly even new fridges.


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Who needs on-demand fridge freezer removal in York?

Even if you have a car, getting rid of an old fridge from your home’s kitchen requires plenty of effort. Fridge freezer collection in York with Divert makes the process effortless. Many businesses also need fridge freezer removal in York to dispose of an old unit when replacing it or if it’s broken beyond repair.  

We provide household and commercial fridge removal in York for:

  • Households
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Local recycling centres in York

Hazel Court Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) and Towthorpe and Strensall HWRC are the two primary local recycling centres in York. Both accept domestic fridges and freezers for free. If you’re visiting to drop off an old fridge freezer in a big vehicle such as a pickup, small van, or with a trailer, you need a permit.

However, neither of these recycling centres in York accepts commercial fridges and freezers. To get rid of an old fridge freezer from your business in York it’s easier to arrange collection by licensed waste carriers. Divert can help arrange the removal of your commercial fridge freezer from any York business.

  • Hazel Court HWRC

    Opening hours

    Between October and March – Mondays to Saturdays: 8.30am to 5.00pm, Sundays: 8.30am to 4.00pm

    Between April and September – Mondays to Saturdays: 8.30am to 7.00pm, Sundays: 8.30am to 4.00pm

    Address and contact details

    1 Hazel Court


    YO10 3DS

    Telephone: 01904 551550

    Email: [email protected]

  • Towthorpe and Strensall HWRC

    Opening hours

    Open Thursday to Tuesday (closed on Wednesdays).

    March – 8.30am to 5.00pm, April to September – 8.30am to 7.00pm, October – 8.30am to 5.00pm, November to February – 8.30am to 4.00pm

    Address and contact details

    Moor Lane



    YO32 9ST

    Telephone: 01904 551551

    Email: [email protected]

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Donate a fridge freezer in York

Various charities and services in York can help you get rid of a fridge that still works, is in decent condition, or just needs a new motor, rather than sending it for disposal. This helps reduce waste and the energy required to move and recycle fridge freezers. A few places where you can donate a fridge freezer in York are:

  • York Community Furniture Store – can collect electronic items for free.
  • British Heart Foundation – collect electrical items for free.
  • St Leonard’s Hospice – donate working fridge freezers for resale in charity shops.
  • York Freecycle – offer an old fridge freezer for free to York residents.

Why use Divert for fridge freezer removal in York?

Send your old fridge freezer for recycling or reuse to get rid of it in a convenient and environmentally friendly way anywhere in York with Divert. Get a free quote with no obligation to see how much you could save on your fridge freezer removal. Our fixed prices with labour costs included make budgeting simple.

As our name suggests, we divert all waste away from landfill, so you can rest assured that your old fridge freezer won’t negatively affect the local York environment. Plus, we can collect from any home or business in the York area to make getting rid of such big, bulky items much more convenient for you.

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This was my first time of using this company and I have to say they made the process really simple. The customer service was great from Marcus Pickles and Josh Leather, with the collection going really smoothly. Will certainly use them again in the future.

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Arrange fridge freezer collection in York

Call 0333 444 0118 or contact us online today for a free quote for fridge freezer collection in York. Just let us know your location, the type and size of the fridge freezer, and when you want it removed. We’ll provide your free no obligation quote and you can book it today. Our friendly experts can answer any questions you have.

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York fridge freezer waste FAQs

  • Where can I book fridge freezer collection in York?

    Arrange collection of old fridge freezers anywhere in York and the surrounding towns and villages. Our trucks and vans can come out to homes and businesses whether you live near Rowntree Park or close to Clifford’s Tower, out to Heworth, Huby, and Flaxton. Wherever you need an old fridge or freezer removed we can help, as we cover:

    • York city centre (YO1)
    • Heslington and Osbaldwick (YO10)
    • Dunnington, Escrick (YO19)
    • Bishopthorpe, Upper and Nether Poppleton (YO23)
    • Acomb, Dringhouses (YO24)
    • Bootham, Clifton (YO30)
    • Heworth, Layerthorpe (YO31)
    • Haxby, Wigginton (YO32)
    • Elvington, Stamford Bridge (YO41)
    • Pocklington, Barmby Moor (YO42)
    • Boroughbridge (YO51)
    • Sheriff Hutton (YO60)
    • Easingwold (YO61)
    • Helmsley, Kirkbymoorside (YO62)
  • How do I dispose of a fridge freezer in York?

    To dispose of a fridge freezer in York you have a few options:

    • Take it to a local household waste recycling centre (HWRC) in York such as Hazel Court HWRC or Towthorpe and Strensall HWRC.
    • Arrange collection by the City of York Council, which costs £15 and is only available on certain days.
    • Book removal of a fridge freezer by Divert, available on most days and at a cost depending on your fridge and location.
    • Donate to a local York charity, such as St Leonard’s Hospice, the British Heart Foundation, and the York Community Furniture Store.
    • Use York Freecycle to offer it for free to other York residents.
  • Who will pick up an old refrigerator for free in York?

    Some charities may offer to collect an old refrigerator for free in York. These include the York Community Furniture Store and the British Heart Foundation. Both can collect furniture and electrical items for free in York, which is then resold or supplied to local households. Check with the charity first if they’ll accept your old refrigerator.