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Minnesota Refrigerator Recycling Rebates

Recycle and Reward Fridge Recycling Sweepstakes

Sign up to recycle your old working fridge or freezer between now and August 15, and be entered for a chance to win one of two $500 The Home Depot® gift cards to be used towards the purchase of a new ENERGY STAR® fridge or freezer. You’ll get a $35 rebate for recycling your fridge and the chance to win cash toward a new one!

Abbreviated rules

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)

Schedule Online

How it Works

  1. Make an appointment for your FREE refrigerator pickup: call 1-800-599-5795 or schedule online. Rebate is a $35 check.
  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 check will be mailed to you within four weeks after pickup.

You could receive $50 or more* in annual energy savings while helping reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and ozone-depleting chemicals.

Available March 1 – October 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.

Xcel Energy is committed to conserving the environment and providing clean, safe energy. We are a proud member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Responsible Appliance Disposal program.

More Information

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

*Note: Energy savings based on ENERGY STAR® estimates and may vary. Visit ENERGY STAR's Refrigerator page to learn more.

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

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Open only to legal residents of MN who are 18+. Begins 07/01/18 @09:00:01 a.m. CT ends 08/15/18 @11:59:59 p.m. CT. “TO ENTER BY MAIL W/O SUBMITTING PARTICPATING IN THE FRIDGE RECYCLING PROGRAM: on a 3”x5” notecard, legibly hand write your full name, email, mailing addresses (no PO boxes), day & eve. phone #s (with area codes) & DOB. Send completed notecard, in postage-paid envelope (no larger than No. 10), to: “ Recycle and Reward Fridge Recycling Sweepstakes - Entry,” c/o Northern States Power Company d/b/a Xcel Energy, Marketing, 1800 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202. Mail-in entries must be postmarked by 08/15/18 & rec’d by 08/22/18. Limit 1 entry per person & per address (mailing or email) regardless of entry method. Subject to full OFFICIAL RULES. Void where prohibited by law. Odds of winning depend on # of entries rec’d. ARV of each prize: $500; Total ARV of all prizes: $1,000. Sponsor: Northern States Power Company d/b/a Xcel Energy, 414 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401.

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