Getting Rid Of Freestanding Freezer

I’ve got an old freestanding freezer that no longer works can I leave for bulk pickup or is there somewhere I can dump this hunk o junk?


in maplewood?

both garbage companies have a monthly bulk pickup-you have to call to schedule it


oots said:

in maplewood?

both garbage companies have a monthly bulk pickup-you have to call to schedule it

 Actually, that's true for WI, but WM now does weekly - one item per week (on the curb) on regular pickup day, no call needed.


bigorangesplotmpwd said:

I’ve got an old freestanding freezer that no longer works can I leave for bulk pickup or is there somewhere I can dump this hunk o junk?

 Please remove the door first if you leave it out for bulk pick-up.  Children have been known to get locked inside such appliances and suffocate before someone found them.


i've heard that modern fridges/freezers can be opened from the inside, but I don't want to be the one to test that theory....and even if can be, while an adult might be able to escape, a child might not....so its still better to take the door off.


jmitw said:

i've heard that modern fridges/freezers can be opened from the inside, but I don't want to be the one to test that theory....and even if can be, while an adult might be able to escape, a child might not....so its still better to take the door off.

 I think it's a requirement, because of the risk of suffocation.


marylago said:

 I think it's a requirement, because of the risk of suffocation.

 Depends on how old the old freezer is.  Better safe than sorry. On my walk this morning, I did see an old freezer by the curb for bulk pick-up.  The door was removed and placed separately.  I don't know if this was the freezer OP is referring to.


laws do vary, it definitely used to be the law to take the door off....i can't see NJ changing that.  i read one source that said only required (in that state) if the door actually locks shut like the old fashioned ones.


Why take a chance?  Just take the door off and then there are no worries.




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