Refrigerator and Freezer Recycling
No-cost removal plus a $75 rebate
Recycle Refrigerators and Freezers - Get a $75 Rebate
Do you have an old working refrigerator or freezer wasting energy? Residential electric customers who recycle their old and inefficient working refrigerators or freezers through the Mass Save® appliance recycling program will be offered no-cost pickup and removal - plus, a $75 rebate. This $75 rebate is made available through the electric Sponsors of Mass Save, including Cape Light Compact, Eversource, National Grid, and Unitil.
Now Offering Contactless Pickup: How it Works
The following eligibility requirements apply:
You must be a valid residential electric account holder of Cape Light Compact, Eversource, National Grid or Unitil.
Due to concerns regarding the transmission of COVID-19, the Residential Refrigerator/ Freezer recycling policy is that ARCA does not interact face-to-face with customers. Customers are asked if the unit works over the phone. ARCA works with the customer to determine the best place for the customer to leave the unit - for example, garage, adjacent to garage, porch or patio. ARCA then picks up the unit from the agreed upon location.1
Refrigerators and freezers must have an inside measurement between 10 and 30 cubic feet, which is the standard size for most units. Per state laws, all doors must be removed from the refrigerator/freezer before placing outside for pickup to avoid paying fines. You can read more about the law here.
A maximum of two units per electric account per calendar year will be accepted.
Ready to recycle? Schedule your NO-COST pickup online or by phone. Have your electric account number handy to avoid scheduling delays.
Or call 1-877-889-4761
Cape Light Compact and National Grid also offer an appliance recycling program for small businesses. To learn more about this program, please visit the Refrigerator & Freezer Recycling for Small Businesses page.
Why Recycle Your Unit?
Older refrigerators and freezers use less efficient technology, which can increase energy costs by up to $100 a year compared to newer models. That means you will save by upgrading or getting rid of an old, un-needed unit. Plus, participating in the Mass Save appliance recycling program ensures your unit is responsibly recycled. The following infographic shows how various components of your refrigerator can be reused:
COVID-19 Safety Information
In compliance with Covid-19 Safety Standards provided by the State, we have resumed offering in-home pickups for your convenience. To keep our customers and employees safe, we have implemented several safety measures, including:
Workers will practice social distancing whenever possible with customers and all other crew members. When unable to physically distance more than 6 feet, additional PPE will be required.
All on-site workers are required to complete online training on new safety measures in order to be eligible for work.
Employees must follow any state or local requirements regarding health screening to clear them to begin work. Workers who are sick in any way are instructed to stay home.
- Customer is voluntarily participating in the appliance recycling program (“Program”) sponsored by National Grid, Eversource, Unitil, and Cape Light Compact JPE (the “Sponsors”). Customer understands that for the customer to participate in the Program the customer must move the appliance to a place on the customer’s premise where the recycling vendor can pick up the appliance without contact with the customer or other persons. It is the customer’s sole and exclusive decision to participate in the Program. By participating in the Program, the customer assumes all associated risks and liability, including without limitation, injury to or death of persons, property damage and any COVID-19 risks. The Sponsors assume no liability or responsibility and make no representations, warranties or guarantees whether statutory, oral, written, express, or implied, including, without limitation, warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. ↩