Send it to a better place
Cut down on your home energy costs when you send off your spare, working fridge or freezer. From now through August 31, we'll haul it away and recycle it for FREE, plus you'll get a $35 reward.
Schedule Fridge Pickup
Participation RequirementsDownload Fridge Farewell factsheet (PDF | 389 KB)
- You must be a residential electric customer of a participating cooperative with a valid account number.
- The fridge or freezer must be owned by the customer and picked up from the residential address listed on the billing account.
- The fridge or freezer must be an operating, secondary unit.
- No primary units will be recycled and there is a limit of two appliances per household.
- Ammonia-based refrigerators are not eligible.
- The fridge or freezer must be between 10 and 27 cubic feet.
- The fridge or freezer must be located in a single-dwelling home, a townhouse or a duplex, triplex or four-plex building.
- The reward of $35 will mailed to you within four weeks from pickup of refrigerator or freezer.
- Promotion dates: April 1 – August 31 or while rebate dollars last.
Fridge Farewell Quiz
Learn more about how much energy that old spare fridge or freezer is wasting and enter to win a $500 energy credit.
It's estimated that homeowners can reduce their energy costs by up to $150 a year on their electricity bill by recycling their spare fridge.
Correct!Sorry! By recycling your spare refrigerator or freezer, you could reduce your home energy costs up to $150 per year.
If 10 percent of all U.S. households with multiple fridges got rid of one of their spares, the savings would total more than:
Correct!Sorry! If only this small percent of Americans recycled one of their spare refrigerators, the savings would total over 2 billion kWh per year.
Fridges over 20 years old may emit this dangerous pollutant:
Correct!Sorry! Refrigerators made before the 1990s utilized Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) in their cooling process. CFC has since been found to deplete the ozone layer when it leaks into the environment. When properly recycled, the risk of pollution is eliminated.
What materials can be salvaged from spare fridges when recycled?
Correct!Sorry! All the materials listed above can be salvaged from old refrigerators and freezers when recycled. Copper, glass and other raw materials can also be salvaged.
On average, how much energy do old refrigerators and freezers use per year?
Correct!Sorry! Spare refrigerators and freezers require 700 - 1,600 kilowatt-hours of energy to operate each year.
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Actual energy and cost savings will vary by equipment and region. These estimates are conservative and based on national averages. www.energystar.gov
Sweepstakes Grand Prize
One grand prize of a $500 energy credit will be awarded. See Official Rules