The Fridge and Freezer Recycling Program works with ARCA, Inc. to properly disassemble and recycle nearly every part of the refrigerators and freezers. Recycling these appliances helps reduce energy consumption and ensures they won't be left behind in a local landfill.Source: www.epa.gov
The appliances will be carefully disassembled so the metals, plastics, glass, foam insulation, PCBs, CFC-12 refrigerant and used oil can be properly recycled, according to the EPA Responsible Appliance Disposal (RAD) Program. In one refrigerator alone, about 200 pounds of parts are recycled to be reused to produce new raw materials, such as steel, aluminum, copper and glass.
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Metal, Plastic and Glass
140 lbs metal
20 lbs plastic
3 lbs glass
Foam Insulation (1 lb)
Refrigerant (0.5 lb)
(May be contaminated)
(may be contained in capacitor)