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Appliance Recycling Rebates

SMECO can help you lower your energy costs — and pay you to do it. We will pick up and recycle your old, working fridge or freezer, at no charge, and you will get a $50 rebate! Have an old, working room air conditioner or dehumidifier too? We will gladly recycle that at the same time and give you a $25 bonus!

Schedule a pickup online or call 866-261-5970 to schedule a pickup.


  • You must be a residential SMECO customer-member with a valid account number.
  • You must own the refrigerator, freezer, room air conditioner, and/or dehumidifier. The refrigerator and/or freezer must be 10 to 30 cubic feet.
  • The $25 reward for recycling a room air conditioner or dehumidifier is available only to customers recycling a refrigerator or freezer at the same time.
  • Your appliance(s) must be in working (cooling) condition and plugged in at the time of pick-up.
  • Your appliance(s) will be picked up, at no charge, from the address listed on your billing account.
  • An adult age 18 or older must be home in order to sign for the unit pick-up.
  • There must be a clear and safe passage for unit removal. We cannot remove railings or move furniture in the home.
  • Elevator access is required for any unit located above the second floor.
  • The $50 and/or $25 rewards will be mailed to you within four weeks after pickup of your old appliance.
  • Limit of two (2) large appliances (refrigerator and/or freezer) and two (2) small appliances (room air conditioner and/or dehumidifier) per SMECO residential account per year.

Why Recycle?

A spare refrigerator or freezer in your basement or garage could be wasting up to 1,200 kWh of energy and nearly $150 in electric costs every year. By recycling your old appliances, you’ll save energy and money.

SMECO and the Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc. have partnered to recycle inefficient refrigerators, freezers and room air conditioning units in the SMECO service territory as a way to reduce energy consumption and reclaim usable materials from old appliances.

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