Why recycle?

Because a refrigeration appliance generates on average one ton of GHG!

If an appliance is not recycled properly, then the gases and hazardous materials it contains are not disposed of correctly… and subsequently released into the environment.

Halocarbons are greenhouse gases with substantial environmental impact that contribute to climate change.

GoRecycle is the only organization recognized by RECYC-QUÉBEC to manage the recycling of these appliances.

Environmental impact

In Quebec, we estimate that over 300,000 appliances per year are recycled without properly disposing of hazardous materials.

300,000 appliances

Is the equivalent in emissions of
+100,000 cars on the road

How is your
appliance recycled?

Easy-to-access components are removed manually.
The coolant gases, compressor, oils, and some pipes are removed.
The appliance is then put under vacuum where it is crushed into very small pieces. It is at this stage that the gas in the foam insulation is recovered.
The result?
+
92
%
of the appliance’s materials are recovered.
The oils, refrigerant gases, compressor, and some pipes are removed.
The appliance is manually dismantled to remove the various components and separate materials.
The result?
+
92
%
of the appliance’s materials are recovered.

What Do We Recycle?

GoRecycle is here to ensure these types of household
cooling appliances are recycled responsibly:

Refrigerators

Freezers

Wine cellars and coolers

Water dispensers

Portable or windows air conditioners

Dehumidifiers

Ready to responsibly dispose of your old appliance?

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Have you thought
about reuse?

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