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New Fridge May 21, 2009

Posted by Rambling Man in General Bloggery.
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We just got a new fridge – our old noisy as a ewe in labour, couldn’t keep things cold fridge is no more – well it’s sitting outside our back door, as it happens – the blokes wouldn’t take it with them on the delivery truck.

Aren’t they supposed to dispose of the fridge because of this thing ?

More on this as we argue with them …



1. Reggie - May 22, 2009

I agree – according to the “Take-Back Obligation”, “Distributors, i.e. Retailers, when supplying a new product, must accept back waste electrical and electronic equipment from private households free of charge on a one-to-one basis…”.

I’m so amazed that such regulations exist in your country – I’d never heard of them. We don’t have WEEE regulations here, but it’d be great!

Many people leave their broken or old electrical and electronic equipment on the pavement outside on rubbish collection day, and we have a ‘trolley brigade’ of vagrants and poor people who trundle up and down our streets, carting away this stuff (if it’s small enough).

In fact, there’s a couple of people who ring my bell every week, asking for broken electrical appliances, as they want to fix them (and presumably re-sell them). They must be electricians of sorts… (I hope).

I’m all in favour of recycling – far too much ‘waste’ really isn’t waste.

2. SK - May 22, 2009

They are required to take it, and the cost is included in the purchase fee. What supplier were you dealing with? I haven’t had any problems, even with the smaller Irish operations.

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