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Refrigerator, Freezer & AC Disposal in Birmingham, AL

February 26, 2016 by Ricky Bruni

Broken air conditioning window units
Broken air conditioning units that need to be picked up

Refrigerators, freezers, and old window AC units are among the heaviest and most difficult household items to throw away. Due to EPA regulations, no municipalities will pick them up unless the coolant, known as Freon, has been removed and certified by a licensed professional.  The challenge is finding someone who performs this service.

QuickFix Junk called several Birmingham, Ala. metro municipalities to ask who they recommend. They all said to contact appliance stores, salvage yards and other related vendors. After calling a dozen or more various stores, we never found a vendor who actually removes and recaptures the coolant. They did, however, offer the same recommendation! Very interesting.

Helpful Tip: If you're a resident of Hoover, Ala., be sure to check out Household Hazardous Waste Day on April 23rd, 2016. It's a great service provided by the City of Hoover.

Fortunately, QuickFix Junk found an independent HVAC professional who performs this service in compliance with the EPA’s safe disposal requirements for units we deliver to him. When you hire QuickFix Junk to remove your freon containing appliances, our up front fee is all inclusive. We provide onsite pickup, haul away, certified recapture of the coolants, and final disposal at the metal salvage yard. This is just another win-win service provided by QuickFix Junk.

Please call with any questions or to request a quote.

On a different note, residents of Hoover, Ala. should note that Household Hazardous Waste Day is April 23, 2016. This is a great opportunity for the residents of Hoover to safely dispose of household chemicals, pesticides, paints, batteries, automobile fluids, electronics, medications, guns, ammo and other  hazardous items. For more information, visit their website by clicking here.

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