Fridge Buyback Program
Fridge Buyback is a residential energy savings program that pays you to give up your old second fridge or upright freezer.
Fridge Buyback can provide residents with free collection by professional removalists, the number of steps involved in removal effects the rebate and collection fee:
- 6 steps or less, you get a $35 rebate plus the appliance is collected for free
- 7 – 20 steps, there is no rebate and the appliance is collected for free
- Over 20 steps, there is no rebate and a fee will apply for collection.
To participate in the program, your fridge must be a working second fridge that has been in regular use, is 200 litres or more in size (8.83 cubic feet) and built before 1996. Fridge Buyback can also take upright freezers that have been in regular use, are 200 litres or more in size and built before 1996.
There are regular collection runs every few weeks in most residential areas.
Contact Fridge Buyback
For more information call 1800 708 401 or visit the Fridge Buyback website.Fridge Buyback is not a council program. 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.
Why should you dispose of your second fridge?
Old fridges are the biggest energy users in the home, consuming up to three times the energy of new fridges. Running a second fridge adds an average of $300 a year to your power bills and results in more greenhouse gases being released into the atmosphere. Old upright freezers, meanwhile, use almost as much power as an old fridge.
The appliances will be collected, professional degassed and the metals will be recycled.