Refrigerator Recycling

Refrigerator/Freezer Recycling Program

Does this sound familiar? You bought a new refrigerator and moved your old fridge to a garage or basement to keep a few drinks and some surplus food items cold. Here’s a tip from BCREMC that can help you save energy and money.

Old refrigerators, especially those bought before 1993, use more than twice as much electricity as a new ENERGY STAR model. What’s more, refrigerants in these older appliances weaken over time and door seals start to leak, causing a decline in the performance.

If you have moved your old refrigerator to an un-insulated location, such as a garage, it will use even more energy during hot weather. A fridge in a 90 degree environment, for example, uses nearly 50 percent more power than one in a 70 degree environment. And if the temperature falls below about 40 degrees in winter, the refrigerator’s thermostat may not run its cooling and defrost cycles for the appropriate amount of time.

By pulling the plug on that old refrigerator, you can save $146 a year.

Appliance Recycle

  • Please fill out the form below and someone will call you to schedule a pick up.

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    Habitat for Humanity ReStores are nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers that sell new and gently used furniture, appliances, home accessories, building materials and more to the public at a fraction of the retail price. ReStores are independently owned and operated by local Habitat for Humanity organizations. Proceeds are used to help build strength, stability, self-reliance and shelter in local communities and around the world.
    • Must be a non-commercial unit. • Must be empty and waterlines disconnected at the time of pickup. • Must be plugged in and working (the compressor is running) at the time of pick up. • Must be of qualifying size between 10 – 30 cubic feet, utilizing inside measurements • Must be have a clear pathway for access and removal of the unit. • The customer must remove any doors or physical impedances that prevent removal of the appliance before the time of pickup. • Must be located on a first or second story (a basement is also permissible). • If the appliance is in a location that is difficult for the vendor to remove the appliance, or if the act of removal of the appliance is likely to cause damage, the customer must move the appliance to an easily accessible area. include using pre-recorded or artificial voice messages and/or the use of an automatic dialing device, as applicable.