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Minnesota 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)

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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.

Energy Saving Tip

What's the point in filling your home with cool or warm air, only to have it disappear? Invest in high quality insulation to help keep temperature-controlled air where it belongs.

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