Cheapest way to legally dispose of a fridge/freezer

As the title says. I have a fridge freezer with a fault - the temperature in the fridge is warm and the freezer is roughly fridge temperature, though that may be the sealed unit keeping the temp low. It’s a 4 year old beko, so this is disappointing.

As it happens, we are having a new kitchen with integrated appliances installed, so I need to dispose of the beko. Ao.com offer a disposal only for £30. Anything cheaper?
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  • frugalmacdugal
    frugalmacdugal Posts: 10,077
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    Hi,
    try your local council.
  • Nobbie1967
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    Put a listing on EBay as spares or repair or see if there is a local company that refurbishes fridges who want it. At four years old it should still be in mostly decent condition. I can’t see anyone taking it away for scrap at less than £30 since AO will already be there with a van.
  • twopenny
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    Negotiate with the new kitchen fitters for removal as they are bringing new.
    But I guess it's a bit late now.

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  • Olinda99
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    I put mine in theback of my car (hatchback, seats down) and took it to the local dump (free)
  • Belenus
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    I had a faulty fridge-freezer once.

    I put it in my front garden close to the pavement with a sign saying 'Free, please take'.

    After a week it was still there so I replaced the sign with one reading '£50 only'.

    It disappeared within hours.
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  • Bigphil1474
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    OP, as someone said above - our council will collect waste items for free, although you have to book a slot and there aren't many available. They'll do a fridge freezer, and they can be left in the garden for collection. If you can do it, taking it to the tip yourself might be the easier solution. I think our last one we had it taken away by the suppliers of the new one, which might have been AO - don't think it was £30 though.
  • GDB2222
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    silvercar said:
    As the title says. I have a fridge freezer with a fault - the temperature in the fridge is warm and the freezer is roughly fridge temperature, though that may be the sealed unit keeping the temp low. It’s a 4 year old beko, so this is disappointing.

    As it happens, we are having a new kitchen with integrated appliances installed, so I need to dispose of the beko. Ao.com offer a disposal only for £30. Anything cheaper?
    £30 is not that bad.

    If it will go in your car, you can take it to the dump, but you'll need one or two helpers to carry it round at the dump. 
    No reliance should be placed on the above! Absolutely none, do you hear?
  • MikeJXE
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    People around my area stick white goods and scrap steel out front and they soon get picked up by someone 
  • Our local council will collect up to 3 items for £15. You give them a weeks notice and leave it out.

    They also referred us to a recycling scheme for our washing machine that had a damaged motor. They fix it and sell it on or use for parts
  • MikeJXE said:
    People around my area stick white goods and scrap steel out front and they soon get picked up by someone 
    Scrap men don't take fridge freezers, they can't dispose of them because of the gas.
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