While there, we saw the fridge recycling process.
The fridges are loaded onto a conveyor belt and the gas canisters and pipes from the back of the fridge are removed. Operatives also check that the fridges are empty of food, trays and shelves.
Gasses are then removed from the pipework and insulation foam by machine and the fridges are shredded using these large metal chains.
Materials are separated into metal and plastic and all wires and power cables are removed
Metal, plastic and cables are prepared for recycling
The insulation foam is sent to an Energy from Waste facility.
Textiles collected at Local Recycling Points that are not suitable for reuse are used as industrial cleaning wipes.
White goods are just one of the materials we accept at Lambeth Reuse and Recycling Centre, for full details of what you can reuse and recycle visit our website.