What Are White Goods?

Whitegoods recycling

Whitegoods are a category of large domestic appliances such as air conditioners, fridges, freezers, dryers and dishwashers. These items consist of valuable metals like steel as well plastic components that should be recycled. Recycling whitegoods diverts large waste items from landfill and can help prevent toxic materials entering into the environment such as heavy metals and brominated flame retardants. Recycling whitegoods can offer costs savings by avoiding landfill fees for these heavy waste items and reducing energy bills through removal of old efficient appliances. Refurbishing whitegoods also provides affordable home wares for resale through charitable organisations or second-hand dealers.

This material is ferrous meaning it has an iron core and is magnetic. Some metal recycling yards also refer to this type of material as ‘Shred’ or ‘Shredables’ all different words for the same type of material.

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