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Refrigerator and Freezer Recycling

  • Appliances & Electronics

If you have a second, inefficient refrigerator or freezer in the garage or basement, you can recycle it at no cost and save.

Save up to $125 per year

A second, inefficient refrigerator or freezer may be costing you up to $125 per year to run. You can now responsibly recycle that refrigerator at no cost. You will save energy and money plus earn a rebate.

A $30 rebate is available to Eversource and United Illuminating electric customers that recycle their second, still working refrigerator or freezer. 

Additional Details

Eversource and United Illuminating have contracted with ARCA to provide this service. 

Step 1 – Determine your eligibility

Review the “Who is Eligible” section of this web page to determine if your appliance is eligible for no-cost pick up and the rebate.

Step 2 – Schedule your pickup

Customers may call ARCA at 888-997-8892 or schedule online. Have your electric account number handy.

Step 3 – Redeem your rebate

Your rebate check will arrive approximately 6 weeks after your pick up.

  • You must be a valid residential electric account holder of Eversource or United Illuminating.
  • Due to concerns regarding the transmission of COVID-19, contactless pickup is available. 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. In-home pickup is also available. You may choose whichever option you are most comfortable with. 
  • Refrigerators and freezers must be in working condition and have an inside measurement between 10 and 30 cubic feet, which is the standard size for most units.
  • A maximum of two units per electric account per calendar year will be accepted.

If you are looking to purchase a new refrigerator or freezer, remember to look for the ENERGY STAR®

Visit the Appliance and Electronics page to learn more about energy-efficient appliances.

Virtual Pre-Assessment: Home Energy Solutions

  • Energy Assessment (Audit)

A virtual pre-assessment to Home Energy Solutions provides the same expertise and personal care as an in-home visit, except your technician interacts with you remotely, by phone or video service.

Additional Details

With a no-cost virtual pre-assessment you may receive:

  • A virtual visit with a technician to identify personalized opportunities to reduce your energy consumption.
  • An energy report tailored specifically to your home.
  • Energy-saving products delivered to you at no cost.
  • Generous rebates and incentives on qualifying insulation improvements, energy-efficient heating, cooling, and water heating equipment.
  • Attractive financing opportunities for eligible upgrades.

You may receive a delivery of energy-saving products recommended by your Energy technician, such as LED light bulbs and advanced power strips. You can install those to start saving money and energy right away.

If applicable, our technician will schedule an in-home visit for a future date to provide other Home Energy Solutions benefits such as air sealing, duct sealing and hot water-saving devices. The current Home Energy Solutions co-pay will apply.

Call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) to schedule your no-cost virtual pre-assessment.

To be eligible customers should:

  • Live in a 1-4-unit home.
  • Have the ability to install recommended instant saving products received (such as light bulbs).
  • Be comfortable working with a technician over the phone and be able to use technology for video chat and/or to send photos of the home over email.
  • Customers that meet household income guidelines may instead be eligible for enhanced offers through the Home Energy Solutions – Income Eligible.
  • This program is available to residential Eversource customers in Connecticut.
  • Please note that eligibility for some rebates/incentives is based on findings from the pre-assessment. 
  • Additional criteria may apply
Call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) to schedule your no-cost virtual pre-assessment.

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