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Refrigerator Recycling Rebates

Earn rebates for recycling an old, working refrigerator or freezer

Try a safer, more helpful way to get rid of that old, still-functional fridge or freezer—and pick up a nice rebate!

To participate in the program, you must:

  • Be an Xcel Energy residential electric customer
  • Have a valid account number
  • Own an operational 10-30 cubic foot refrigerator/freezer to be picked up from the residential address listed on the billing account ('Operational' is defined as being capable of cooling/freezing)

Get Started

  1. Make an appointment for your FREE refrigerator pickup: call 1-800-599-5795 or schedule online. Rebate is $35.
  2. Plug in your fridge or freezer the night before the pickup date. Please note that the unit must demonstrate full operational capability when inspected at the time of pickup.
  3. We'll pick up the refrigerator or freezer and recycle it at no cost to you.
  4. We will also throw in two free LED light bulbs for you to use in your home.
  5. The rebate will be mailed to you within four weeks after pickup.

You'll receive nearly $100* in annual energy savings while helping reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and ozone-depleting chemicals.

Available March 1 – Oct. 31. If calls or online scheduling occur outside this window, customers will be placed on a waitlist for follow-up scheduling when the program reopens.

Primary (kitchen) and secondary (garage/basement/other) refrigerators/freezers are accepted; units must have been operating in your home for at least six months.

More Information

ENERGY STAR Refrigerator Recycling Retirement Calculator (external link)
Materials Recovery Process (external link)

*Note: Energy savings is based on ENERGY STAR® estimates and varies.

Visit the ENERGY STAR (external link) website for more information.

You may recycle no more than two working fridges and/or freezers per program year, per household. Rebate amounts are subject to change.

Energy Saving Tip

Turn off your lights when you leave the room—even if you'll only be gone for a moment. Contemporary light bulbs require very little energy to turn "on."

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