Refrigerator and Freezer Recycling

Save up to $125 per year

If you have a second, inefficient refrigerator or freezer in the garage or basement, you can recycle it at no-cost and save.

Save up to $125 per year

A second, inefficient refrigerator or freezer may be costing you up to $125 per year to run. You can now responsibly recycle that refrigerator at no cost. You will save energy and money plus earn a rebate.

For a limited time, a $60 rebate is available to Eversource and United Illuminating electric customers that recycle their second, still working refrigerator or freezer. Simply schedule your appointment between July 1, 2020 and August 31, 2020 and have your appliance picked up by September 31, 2020.

How it works

Eversource and United Illuminating have contracted with ARCA to provide this service. 

Step 1 – Determine your eligibility

Review the “Who is Eligible” section of this web page to determine if your appliance is eligible for no-cost pick up and the rebate.

Step 2 – Schedule your pickup

Customers may call ARCA at 888-997-8892 or schedule online. Have your electric account number handy.

Step 3 – Redeem your rebate

Your rebate check will arrive approximately 6 weeks after your pick up.

Who is eligible?

  • You must be a valid residential electric account holder of Eversource or United Illuminating.
  • Due to concerns regarding the transmission of COVID-19, contactless pickup is available. Customers are asked if the unit works over the phone. ARCA works with the customer to determine the best place for the customer to leave the unit - for example, garage, adjacent to garage, porch or patio. ARCA then picks up the unit from the agreed upon location. In-home pickup is also available. You may choose whichever option you are most comfortable with. 
  • Refrigerators and freezers must be in working condition and have an inside measurement between 10 and 30 cubic feet, which is the standard size for most units.
  • A maximum of two units per electric account per calendar year will be accepted.

Purchasing a new appliance

If you are looking to purchase a new refrigerator or freezer, remember to look for the ENERGY STAR®

Visit the Appliance and Electronics page to learn more about energy-efficient appliances.

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