Fridge Buyback is an award-winning 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.
Old fridges and freezers are some of the biggest energy users in the home, consuming up to three times the energy of new appliances. Running a typical second fridge adds an average of $300 to your power bill and causes one tonne of carbon pollution each year. Old upright freezers use almost as much power as an old fridge.
Fridges and freezers collected by Fridge Buyback are professionally degassed and the metals recycled. If you live in our collection areas you can participate if:
☑ You have a working second fridge or working upright freezer that has been in regular use, and
☑ It has an internal volume of 200 litres or more (7.06 cubic feet).
- Fridge Buyback provides residents with a free collection by professional removalists and a $15 rebate* providing the removal does not involve stairs with more than 6 steps.
- Removal is free if there are between 7 and 20 steps, but no rebate is available.
- A fee only applies if the property has more than 20 steps.
Fridge Buyback operates under the NSW Government’s Energy Savings Scheme and is supported by local councils.
The program has already collected over 55,613 fridges, reducing NSW’s greenhouse gas emissions by over 448,710 tonnes per year.