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Refrigerator Recycling - CO


Refrigerator Recycling

Earn a $50 rebate, nearly $100 in annual energy savings, and …A chance to WIN!


Want a brighter, less cluttered storage space? Let us pick up your old, working fridge or freezer and recycle it, free of charge. You’ll get a little extra space in your garage, a $50 cash rebate, two free compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs1), and nearly $100 in annual energy savings. And for a limited time only, schedule your free pickup before May 31, 2014 and get a chance to win one of two Kindle Fire tablets.

Note: Rebate amounts are subject to change.

Note: Energy savings is based on ENERGY STAR® estimates and varies. Visit energystar.gov for more information.

1CFLs contain mercury and need to be recycled. For free recycling locations, visit ResponsibleByNature.com.


  • Help reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and ozone-depleting refrigerants by preventing their release from refrigerants and insulating foams found in freezers and fridges
  • Recycle metals, plastics and glass, saving landfill space and energy
  • Save nearly $100 a year in energy costs by reducing your consumption
  • Get $50 for letting us haul your refrigerator or freezer away for free!
  • Enjoy a brighter, less-cluttered storage area. Save space in your garage or basement. You’ll also get two, free CFLs to install wherever you choose.
  • It's easy. All you have to do is call. You don't even need to haul it to the curb!

Who Qualifies?

Participation in this program is subject to important rules and eligibility requirements.

To participate in the program, you must:

  • Be a residential electric customer of Xcel Energy living in Colorado with a valid account number
  • Have the appliance picked up from the residential address listed on your billing account
  • Own the refrigerator/freezer you are recycling
  • Have either an operational refrigerator or a stand-alone freezer that is 10–30 cubic feet. Operational is defined as being capable of cooling/freezing and able to make ice. Most miniature and commercially-sized refrigerators do not qualify
  • Plug in your fridge or freezer the night before the pickup date (the unit must demonstrate full operational capability when inspected at the time of pickup)
  • Recycle no more than two working fridges or freezers per year, per household
  • Enjoy the cool savings: the reward of $50 is mailed to you within four weeks after pickup of the refrigerator or freezer

How to Get Started

To schedule an appointment to have your refrigerator picked up, call 1-866-552-8755 or visit ResponsibleByNature.com/Fridge

Additional Information

Guide to Xcel Energy rebates, incentives and programs for residential customers
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