These organisations provide recycling for items that are not easily disposed of and are commonly seen in hard rubbish or offered on give-away groups. Many of them are social enterprises – teaching skills, and providing employment for people experiencing barriers to employment. Some organisations charge a small fee for removal of items.
Soft Landing creates stable and meaningful jobs for people experiencing barriers to employment.
They keep end-of-life mattresses and ensemble bases out of landfill and recover components to recycle.
They are a not-for-profit, with revenue going entirely to delivering their work.
They are a social enterprise, certified by Social Traders.
White goods recyclers
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Whitegoods contain metals that can easily be recycled and other components that may be of value. What is more important is making sure fridges and freezers are disposed of correctly and degassed, this is important because the refrigerant is a very harmful greenhouse gas when released into the atmosphere.
Some companies operate take-back schemes for their products with the costs built into the purchase price. Service personnel may also remove appliances such as air conditioners as part of new installations.
Additionally there are organisations and second-hand dealers that will accept whitegoods for refurbishing and/or resale.Photo by Janaya Dasiuk on Unsplash