So how does our fridge freezer collection service work?

We provide an affordable fridge removal service for households and businesses in the Bristol area

  • Book online

    Book online or call us to take advantage of our cost effective same day fridge removal service.

  • We confirm

    Our professional clearance team will call or text 30 minutes before they arrive.

  • On our way

    No mess is left behind when we take away your unwanted refrigerator or freezer.

  • We recycle

    We donate as much as possible and divert fridges away from recycling with re-use being our top priority.

This is how you get rid of an old fridge in Bristol with Zero Waste Group… 

Why choose us for a fridge removal in Bristol

  • We’re efficient and affordable.
  • We divert as much away from landfill as possible
  • Fully licensed and insured.
  • No mess left behind.
  • Highest reviewed service in Bristol for rubbish removal
  • Low cost prices for an old fridge collection.

Don’t let your unwanted white goods, fridges, and freezers gather dust or look unsightly outside your property. Contact us today to schedule your professional fridge collection and removal!

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Your local old fridge collection service

If need to get rid of an old fridge freezer in Bristol, it’s important to have it removed legally, ethically, and responsibly. Fortunately, there are several options available for responsible disposal of a fridge freezer, including the easy Bristol fridge collection service offered by Zero Waste Group.

Zero Waste Group is committed to recycling as much as possible, and we currently divert around 97% of waste we collect away from landfill. Our eventual aim is to hit 100%!

If you want to know more please read on for more details on our Bristol white goods clearance service, including how it works, and our ethical approach to private waste collection.

We offer fridge disposal in the following Bristol areas as seen on the map:

Other paid alternatives for a fridge collection in Bristol

We will always be open and honest with our customers about how you can get your fridge freezer collected in Bristol, and so are more than  happy to tell you that another option could be to use the service provided by the local council.

Local councils offer a bulky waste collection but it is not a free fridge collection service. Like us they will also charge a fee for their service. Like us, they will also make sure that your fridge freezer is disposed of in accordance with environmental regulations.

What you could also do is take the fridge freezer to one of the HWRCs in the Bristol area, if it accepts large appliances and white goods. But of course, you will need a vehicle large enough to fit a fridge freezer in. Not always easy with today’s large sized appliances, including American-style refrigerators. They might not even be open on the day you want your freezer gone.

It’s also worth noting that some retailers offer a fridge freezer disposal service when you buy a new one. This can be a very easy option and means you don’t need to pay for the disposal and they will collect your fridge from any Bristol address.

Just please make sure that you check to find out what their disposal methods are first to ensure they align with your values and environmental concerns.

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Regulations on the disposal of fridges and freezers

Disposing of fridges and freezers is subject to strict regulations in the UK, and Bristol is no exception. Failure to follow these regulations can result in fines or other penalties. Here are the key regulations to keep in mind when disposing of your fridge or freezer in Bristol:

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations require that all electrical and electronic equipment, including fridges and freezers, are disposed of in an environmentally friendly way.

When Zero Waste do a rubbish collection in Bristol, you will receive a waste transfer note so you know when and where your fridge freezer was disposed of. This gives you the peace of mind in knowing that it was not fly-tipped.

When disposing of your fridge or freezer, you should make sure that it is taken to a licensed waste management facility that is authorized to handle WEEE. This will ensure that the equipment is disposed of in an environmentally friendly way and that any hazardous materials, such as refrigerants and oils, are properly removed and disposed of.

Preparing a fridge freezer for removal and disposal


Before disposing of your fridge freezer, it is important to defrost it. This will not only make it easier to move, but it will also prevent any water damage during transportation. This means we might then be able to donate the item to a local charity so someone else can use it.

To defrost your fridge freezer, follow these steps:

  • Turn off the fridge freezer and unplug it from the power supply.
  • Remove all the food and drinks from the fridge freezer.
  • Leave the fridge freezer door open and allow the ice to melt naturally. Do not use any sharp objects to remove the ice as this could damage the fridge freezer.
  • Once all the ice has melted, clean the inside of the fridge freezer with a damp cloth and dry it thoroughly.

Removing doors and shelves

Removing the doors and shelves from your fridge freezer will make it easier to move and transport. To remove the doors and shelves, follow these steps:

  • Remove all the food and drinks from the fridge freezer.
  • Unplug the fridge freezer from the power supply.
  • Remove any screws or bolts that are holding the doors and shelves in place.
  • Take off the doors and shelves and place them in a safe place.


It is important to clean your fridge freezer before disposing of it. This will not only make it easier to move, but it will also prevent any unpleasant smells or bacteria from developing. To clean your fridge freezer, follow these steps:

  • Remove all the food and drinks from the fridge freezer.
  • Unplug the fridge freezer from the power supply.
  • Remove any shelves or drawers and wash them with warm soapy water.
  • Clean the inside of the fridge freezer with a mixture of warm water and baking soda. Scrub any stubborn stains with a soft-bristled brush.
  • Rinse the inside of the fridge freezer with clean water and dry it thoroughly with a clean cloth.

Please note, we also can collect other bulky items such as mattresses and old furniture. Often these items will be left in gardens to collect, so we could clear your garden at the same time, including green waste.


Here are a few frequently asked questions we receive regarding our waste removal services.

  • How to get rid of a fridge freezer in Bristol?

    Disposing of a fridge freezer in Bristol needn’t be a challenge, but it is important to do it properly to protect the environment and comply with local regulations. There are several options available, including recycling, donating, and hiring a professional house clearance and waste removal service such as Zero Waste Group.

  • How to recycle an old fridge

    If you choose to recycle your fridge freezer, make sure to use a licensed recycling facility and follow their guidelines for preparing the appliance for disposal. Donating your fridge freezer to a charity or community organization is also a great option, as it can benefit someone in need and reduce waste.

  • How many people do you send to collect?

    Two people will come to ensure a safe lift.

  • Can I put a fridge in the skip?

    You cannot put hazardous or harmful items into a skip. These include but are not limited to TVs, computer monitors, asbestos, tyres, fluorescent tubes, fridges, paint and paint tins (unless empty), plasterboard, batteries, medical waste, gas cylinders, liquids, solvents, oil, petrol, diesel and explosives.

  • How do I dispose of a fridge?

    You can hire us for your waste collection or alternatively contact your local council.

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