The safest way to dispose of a refrigerator or a freezer is to ask for help from a professional. In most cases you can find charities or companies who offer free curb side pick up for used appliances.
Refrigerators and freezers can be recycled however there are certain components such as refrigerant and insulation that must be reclaimed first. These components contain ozone-depleting substances. Most glass, plastic and metal can be recycled and re purposed.
Local Companies That Recycle Appliances
Courtenay Return It Depot –
493 Puntledge Road, Courtenay, BC
Comox Valley Waste Management Center-
3699 Bevan Road, Cumberland, BC
7 Mile Landfill & Recycling Center
7000 Island Hwy, Black Creek, BC
Habitat For Humanity
1755 13th Street, Courtenay, BC