Benefits of recycling fridge compressors

Any fridge that a member of the public, or a company or business are getting rid of needs to be disposed of through an approved contractor since 2002, when this became law. However, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of fridges being illegally fly tipped. This is usually carried out by criminal businesses that are paid to take away the fridge, but instead simply dump this, after stripping it for valuable parts. If you are getting rid of a fridge or freezer, you need to be sure that the company you choose is legitimate. And you could also remove and recycle the fridge compressor, before having your fridge collected. This will make your freezer much less desirable to criminal removal companies, as you can cash in on the compressor, instead of them. So what is the fridge compressor, and why should this be professionally recycled? Well, here at X-Met Metals, we can collect a range of ferrous and non ferrous waste, as well as batteries, boilers and electronic waste, from across the North West, including Chorley, Rochdale, Salford and Oldham. We will also pay for your old fridge compressors too.

What is a fridge compressor?

A fridge compressor contains the motor and pump, as well as the refrigerant, the substance which flows around fridges to keep them cool. This is probably  the most important mechanical piece of the fridge, and it needs to be recycled for a number of reasons.

What are the benefits of recycling fridge compressors?

There are a number of advantages and benefits to recycling fridge compressors. These include:

  • Protecting the environment- fridge compressors are one of the most harmful components of any fridge, as these contain oils and refrigerant which can easily leak out into the environment. This can cause a number of issues for wildlife and even soil quality. By recycling this component, you can be sure that your fridge will not part of a larger ecological disaster.
  • Legal requirements- by recycling your old fridge compressor with a professional team, like us here at X-Met Metals, you can be sure that you will have met your legal obligations and requirements. For companies and businesses this can be even more important.

We will buy your old fridge compressors

Here at X-Met Metals, we offer great prices for all fridge compressors so you could earn some money from your old fridge parts, instead of paying out to other people. We also buy fridge compressors in bulk from breakers, engineers and repair teams, for a great price. For more information get in touch with the North West’s leading scrap metal merchants, X-Met Metals, today!