A place where you keep things until it's time to throw them out.
I challenge that assumption. It's either a place to keep things, until it breaks down, or if it's time to tidy it up because there's something at the back, somewhere, which used to have a smell, but the smell went away, sometime ago. It's ok, the smell's gone. </student fridge> Or it's the beer fridge. </it's a man thing>