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Recycle Your White Goods And Be Healthy, Wealthy And Wise!

When white goods turn to rusty goods, it can be more serious than you think. They’re not just bad for your wallet and the environment; they can be bad for your family’s health.  But don’t do your back and waste a whole Saturday hauling them off to the dump… call in Brizzy Rubbish Removals and use their white goods removal service to get rid of them hassle free.

Did you know…

Recycling aluminum saves 95%* of the energy it takes to convert it from bauxite, plastic saves 88%* and using recycled material in steel production saves 75%* of the energy needed to make new steel, reduces emissions by 90%* and water use by 40%* – so it’s lucky Brizzy Rubbish Removal is all about doing your recycling for you – so you can feel 100% good with 0% effort!

Running that old fridge as a drinks fridge might seem like a good idea in summer but old, near empty, inefficient fridges might be costing you more than you think. A five star, modern, energy efficient fridge uses HALF^ the power of a poorly rated, inefficient model (probably like the one in your garage, laundry or shed!).

Older CFC (Chlorofluorocarbon) refrigerant gasses are detrimental to the environment and frequently leak out as the fridge or freezer ages. It can be hard to know if there is a leak because they are completely odourless. Brizzy not only removes your old fridges and freezers but ensures (where possible) they are recycled responsibly.

Very old refrigerators and chest freezers may be a serious risk to your family’s health. These old fridges and freezers may look charming and antique but they can contain the deadly combination of Freon gas and copper parts. The amount of Freon that could leak from a refrigerator is harmless to people (but detrimental to the environment) in it’s natural form. However, when it meets with copper tubing that is exposed to the environment, or with extreme heat, it forms a chemical called Phosgene – a deadly chemical warfare agent. It’s extremely rare these days but if you are keeping an antique fridge in the garage, you might want to get it checked out before you do any welding near by!

Computer and electronics parts (including those found in some modern white goods) are made up of some highly toxic materials (such as Beryllium Oxide, a powerful carcinogen) and some highly recyclable ones (including many common metals) making it especially important to keep these items out of landfill and to put them through the proper recycling process. Don’t just dump your computer parts in the bin; let Brizzy Rubbish Removal collect them when we come for that old fridge!

Call Brizzy now to save energy, money and maybe even your health (oh, and of course, your precious Saturday!)


*Data provided the Washington State Department and City Of Melbourne Recycling
^Data provided by the Australian Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency

Brisbane and Queensland White Goods Removal

If you’ve avoided buying whitegoods that connect to the Internet for fear of them downloading music and buying stuff on eBay, I have some bad news.  From the moment you plugged in your fridge, freezer, washing machine, dryer, oven or dishwasher, it’s been communicating with your other whitegoods. But they’re not talking about the latest album they downloaded, or the eBay item they just put a bid on.  Instead, they’re working out the most inconvenient time to break down.  And it’s a fine line. If they break down too early, they’ll probably be repaired under warranty. And if they leave it too late, they may be replaced before they have the chance to destroy your clothes and spoil your food.

Your fridge and freezer will probably go first, because they know how much you love food. Right now you might not think it’s such a bad thing. Your house feels pretty much like a freezer anyway, so you could just leave everything out on the kitchen bench.
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