Before you set out to buy a new refrigerator, you must first figure out what to do with the old one. Unless you plan on having two fridges, recycling your fridge is the most cost efficient and environmentally friendly course to take. While being green is always recommended, there are other reasons to recycle your old appliance for a new GE refrigerator. Take these reasons into consideration when deciding what should be done with your old fridge.
1. Receive Government Rebates
While it depends on your city and state, many government programs offer anywhere from $20-$50 for your old refrigerators. The best part about this incentive program is that you don’t even have to move the fridge. It gets taken away for you completely for free!
2. Destructive Gases Could Affect Us
Many old fridges, especially ones that have been around since before 1995, contain hazardous chemicals. If they are dumped in the wrong place, overtime when they start degrading, they will emit an abundance of carbon dioxide to the earth. It’s important that these materials are dealt with appropriately so that these gases won’t harm anyone.
3. It’s the Law
Depending on the state you are in, recycling your kitchen appliance once you’re done with it is the law. Generally, nobody wants dangerous liquids, chemicals, and such hurting the environment which is why places make it a rule to recycle.
4. Of Course, Recycling is Environmentally Friendly
Most old refrigerators are made up of an incredible amount of recyclable steel which can be reused. What a waste it would be to just have an old refrigerator sit and not be used. Take the extra step to get your old refrigerator recycled just so that it can be used to make other useful items.
Recycling is a great practice to have when it comes to removing old appliances from your home. Talk to us at your next visit to learn more information on how you can be recycling your old fridge. Afterwards, get the scoop on upgrading to a new GE fridge to fill the empty space in your kitchen!