Fridge and freezer disposal

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Get rid of your old second fridge or freezer easily and save on energy bills with the Fridge Buyback Program!

What is Fridge Buyback?

It's a residential energy savings program that actually pays you to help save the environment and reduce your power bills by giving up your old second fridge or upright freezer.

What are the benefits?

Old fridges are the biggest energy users in the home, consuming up to 3 times the energy of new fridges. Running your second fridge adds an average of $300 a year to your power bills and results in greenhouse gases being released into the atmosphere.  And old upright freezers use almost as much power as an old fridge.

How does it work?

Households that have been using a second fridge or freezer can hand in their old working appliances by calling 1800 708 401 during business hours to make a booking.

The fridges and freezers collected are professionally degassed and the metals recycled. There are collection runs every few weeks in most metropolitan/urban areas.

What sorts of fridges and freezers are taken away?

To participate in the program, your fridge or upright freezer must be a working second fridge that:

  • has been in regular use
  • is 200 litres or more in size

What happens at collection?

Fridge Buyback provides residents with free collection by professional removalists and a $25 rebate if the removal of the fridge or freezer involves 6 steps or less.

Appliances are collected for free if there are between 7 or 20 steps but no rebate is available.  A fee will apply only if the property has more than 20 steps.

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Need more information?

Fridge Buyback is an energy savings program operating under the NSW Government’s Energy Savings Scheme and is supported by Council. The program is independently operated by Next Energy Pty Ltd.

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