Buller District Council

Fridges and freezers

Free refrigerator disposal available in Westport and Reefton. 

Buller District Council, Electro Services Ltd and Smart Environmental Ltd have signed an agreement to offer a free refrigerator disposal service for Buller residents. The agreement enables residents to safely dispose of refrigerators at the Westport and Reefton transfer station without charge.

Refrigerators hold coolant gases that pose a risk to the environment, humans and animals.  Refrigerators collected for recycling in New Zealand need to have gas removed before they can be processed. This degassing is usually done at council facilities or by dealers who take back refrigerators from their customers.

Buller residents can dispose safely their fridges free of charge at the Westport and Reefton transfer station. Residents can drop off their old fridge during opening hours.


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