Fridge collection by London councils
Fridge Removal Service provided to residents by London Councils
We analysed the fridge collection service offered by the 33 borough councils to London householders. We have not included data for those receiving income-related benefits. Full results are presented in the table below with links to all the relevant boroughs. In short, London councils charge an average of £31, are normally unable to do internal collections and residents may have to wait around 2 weeks for their fridge to be collected. Here are the highlights in more detail:
1. The average charge is £31
The average price charged by London councils to remove a fridge is £31. The three most expensive councils are Bromley (£64), Richmond upon Thames (£54) and Hounslow (£50). Excluding councils that offer the service for free, the three cheapest are Camden (£10), Greenwich (£10) and Hackney (£15).
2. Some councils collect for FREE
The following councils offer a free fridge disposal service:
|London borough||Fridge cost|
|Barking & Dagenham||Free|
3. Councils only collect fridges from outside
The service is typically only from outside the property. A couple of councils will collect from inside – Lewisham (but ground floor only) and Wandsworth (but charge £89 premium to do so). However, Kensington & Chelsea and City of London do provide an internal collection service (for no extra cost) for disabled residents.
4. You could be waiting for 2 weeks
Response times vary widely. The average maximum response time is around 2 weeks. Although some can be as much as 42 days (Hillingdon). Harrow offers a next day service for a £23 premium. Lambeth and Camden are the only London councils that appear to offer a fridge collection service at the weekend.