My fridge or freezer is still working. Can I donate it?

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Some recycling and solid waste facilities are temporarily closed, operating with reduced hours, or accepting a limited range of materials – please call ahead. Consider delaying your visit to facilities unless absolutely necessary by storing dry recyclables and other items at home temporarily.

Most charities no longer accept fridges and freezers for donation. Unfortunately, these large items are too costly to transport and store. However, there may be someone in your community who is interested in reusing the appliance or salvaging it for parts. Call the RCBC Recycling Hotline to find reuse options. If you live in Surrey, try posting it on the Surrey Reuses website at

Can't find a reuse option? Please contact the RCBC Recycling Hotline at 604.732.9253 (Lower Mainland) or 1.800.667.4321 (BC wide) for local recycling options.

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