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Our POWER MOVES appliance recycling program makes energy savings quick and easy. And good thing, because that old refrigerator or freezer in your garage may be great for keeping your soda pop cold or last year’s venison chili frozen, but it’s probably costing you a small fortune.

That’s because it could be using up to five times more electricity than new models, which could mean an extra $150 or more each year in extra electricity bills!

Now POWER MOVES will pay you to kick that clunker to the curb. We’ll pick up your old fridge or freezer FREE—and give you $35. We then recycle more than 95 percent of the materials from your old appliance and dispose of any hazardous materials according to EPA guidelines.

You have everything to gain by losing that old refrigerator or freezer. And to really make that change count when you’re replacing rather than retiring a refrigerator or freezer, get all the benefit you can by buying the smallest unit that will work for you, looking for the ENERGY STAR label, and checking the Energy Guide to find the one that uses the lowest number of kilowatt hours (kWh) per year.

Schedule your appliance pick-up today by calling (877) 395-5535 or by signing up online here.

*Participating cooperatives only

What happens to the fridge, anyway?

Recycle your old refrigerator, and it never dies but gets new life as rebar, asphalt, and a host of other products. We followed one fridge’s journey from energy-sucking deadbeat to rebirth.




  • Energy Saving Tip #390

    End water (heating) torture.

    Leaky faucets can draw hot water, which you’re paying to heat. Fix dripping faucets as soon as you can.

  • Energy Saving Tip #296

    Charge, pull, repeat.

    There is no 110% battery power, so save energy by pulling the plug on chargers as soon as your devices hit 100%.

  • Energy Saving Tip #487

    Dive into the laundry deep end.

    When you dry loads back to back, your dryer stays warmer and you save on the energy it otherwise would draw to heat up from room temperature. If you have the time, a clothesline dries without drawing a kilowatt.

  • Energy Saving Tip #478

    A full freezer doesn’t just mean dinner’s at hand.

    The more space in your fridge or freezer, the more air you’re paying to cool. A well-stocked unit holds the cold better than an empty one.

  • Energy Saving Tip #372

    Clean coils mean efficient fridges.

    Do dust bunnies collect behind your refrigerator? Clean those coils to help your fridge function better.

  • Energy Saving Tip #348

    Leaf no savings opportunities behind.

    Planting trees on the side of your home that gets the most sun helps keep your house cool by blocking the hot, hot rays. Just be sure to watch out for power lines!

  • Energy Saving Tip #479

    Institute an open-door policy.

    Keep exterior doors shut, but leaving inside doors open helps air flow more freely and your air conditioner work more efficiently.

  • Energy Saving Tip #311

    Turn back—for savings to come.

    Ceiling fans make your air conditioner’s work easier when they spin counter-clockwise. Make sure yours are moving in the, ahem, right direction before temps go up.

  • Energy Saving Tip #419

    Is your oven lying to you?

    Very few ovens run true to the temperature on the dial. The small cost of an oven thermometer could save you lots of money and energy—and dry pot roasts. 

  • Energy Saving Tip #345

    Where there’s lint, there may be fire.

    A blocked dryer vent is a fire hazard at worst and an energy suck at best. Keep your vent clear to keep your dryer working efficiently.