Most appliances contain hazardous materials that are harmful to our environment. When disposed of in our landfills, they not only consume valuable space but the hazardous materials in the appliance contaminate our soil and water systems.
Some of the harmful chemicals found in appliances include mercury and Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC), better known as Freon. Freon is not only a major contributor to the depletion of the ozone layer but has serious and lasting effects on the physical body when it is exposed to this hazardous material. If your fridge was built before 1995 (National Geographic) it is highly likely that that it contains the chlorofluorocarbon chemical.
We don’t realize how dependent we are on our appliances until the stove element goes while you are cooking dinner, the freezer has stopped blowing cold air or the dishes in the dishwasher that says their clean; still have food stuck to them. Most appliances have a 10 to 13 year life expectancy and in the last 10 years the advances in energy saving technology have been tremendous and will save you hundreds of dollars on your energy bill by the end of the year. When you are thinking of having your appliance disposed of in Ottawa there are a few things to keep in mind:
A refrigerator alone contains up to 140 pounds of metal, 20 pounds of plastic, and 3 pounds of glass (all recyclable materials). With this is mind, the City of Ottawa expects residents to have their old appliances recycled by a licensed recycling facility that will remove any harmful chemicals and recycle all other components. Old appliances are no longer accepted at curbside for regular municipal waste collection.
Capital Junk removes and disposes of your appliances in an eco friendly manner. No matter how many, no matter how small or how large, Capital Junk safely and efficiently provides appliance removal from any location in your home or business, ensuring proper disposal.
We haul, load and recycle the following appliances across the Ottawa region:
- Microwave Ovens
- Convection Ovens
- Mini Bar Fridges
- “Deep” Freezers