Unused home appliances are not like other types of junk; there are some specific rules regulating the proper method of disposal. A large number of refrigerated appliances are out of service every year, and there is a strong concern for the environmental impacts due to improper handling. Some of the most important issues regarding refrigerated appliances disposal are as follows:
Prevention of pollutants including ODS (Ozone Depleting Substances) and GHGs (Green House Gases) emissions. Do not allow their release from insulating foams and refrigerants
Prevention of PCB (Polychlorinated Biphenyl) pollution as well as used oil and mercury
Recycling rather than land-filling
Old appliances such as freezers, refrigerators, and air conditioners are commonly bulky and they work by releasing refrigerants and many other harmful substances including but not limited to CFCs, HFCs, HCFCs, and mercury. Every year, there are about 10 million refrigerators that get disposed. Only 40% of them are salvaged, and the rest are left untouched in landfill.
To reduce their impacts to global energy consumption and unfriendly climate changes, older units should be permanently removed from power grid and properly disassembled or disposed of. Some of them may have to be completely destroyed. Furthermore, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is authorized to assess fines of up to $37,500 per day for any violation of its regulation regarding improper disposal method of pollutant-releasing appliances.
One of the best options to get rid of old appliances from your home is to donate them to a donation center or charity, as long as the appliances comply with the environmental rules. Recycling is another excellent idea, but it requires more complicated manufacturing process. Some recycled appliances even go to donation as well.
Vista Clean Tucson appliance removal
The easiest way of them all is to hire professionally trained workers to take care of your old appliances. Vista Clean, a professional junk removal company based in Tucson, handles the removal of old unused appliances from both residential and commercial properties. The entire processes starting from the sorting, heavy lifting, and loading are taken care of; it is quick, efficient, and safe. Some of your old appliances are donated to charitable organizations, and others are recycled, so the disposal methods comply with federal law. Moreover, the cost is calculated on the job site, with proper inspections of volume and types of junk for more transparent estimate.
With professional-grade tools and fully-insured workers, Vista Clean Tucson appliance removal is a good solution for environment-friendly, cost efficient, time saving junk removal. Working with a network of donation and recycling centers, rest assured that your old appliances are being taken care of properly in accordance with EPA rules.