In reaffirming its commitment towards sustainable development and to compensate for the termination of Hydro-Quebec’s Recyc-Frigo Program, the Town of Kirkland now offers residents a no charge pick-up service for discarded refrigerating appliances (appliances containing halocarbons), available upon request.
The above-mentioned appliances must not be disposed of in regular municipal pick-ups (i.e. household garbage, brown bin, blue bin, bulk item pick-up on the first Tuesday of the month).
Many retail stores now offer the possibility to pick up old appliances when purchasing new ones. Some will even pick up old refrigerators from inside the house - check with your retailer!
Household refrigerating appliances contain halocarbons that deplete the ozone layer and have a significant impact on climate changes when released into the atmosphere.
Once collected, these appliances are sent to specialized recyclers who ensure that halocarbons are disposed of in conformity with applicable provincial laws and recycle 95% of their remaining components.