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Get rid of your spare old fridge to save on power bills

Published on 15 September 2015

Please note this service will cease on 30 June 2017.

Goodbye fridge. Hello savings.

Getting rid of your spare old fridge or upright freezer is one of the easiest steps you can take to cut your power bills.

Inefficient second fridges and freezers are one of the home's biggest energy guzzlers, consuming up to three times the energy of new fridges. Running a second fridge adds an average of $300 a year to your power bills and results in greenhouse gases being released into the atmosphere. Old upright freezers use almost as much power as an old fridge.

Fridge Buyback is a residential energy savings program that actually pays you to reduce your power bills and help save the environment by giving up your old second fridge or upright freezer. The appliances are professionally degassed and the metals recycled.

To participate, your fridge or upright freezer must be a working, second appliance that has been in regular use and is 200 litres (7.06 cubic feet) or more in volume.

Fridges and freezers are collected by professional removalists and a $15 rebate is paid if the removal involves stairs with six steps or less. Collection is free, but no rebate is paid, where collection involves between seven to 20 steps). A fee will apply only if the property has more than 20 steps.

There are regular collection runs every few weeks in most built-up areas.

Ring 1800 708 401 to book or see for more information.

Fridge Buyback is an energy savings program operating under the NSW Government’s Energy Savings Scheme and is supported by Council. The program is independently operated by Next Energy Pty Ltd.

Last updated on 12 May 2017