National Grid offering to pick up old refrigerators for free, providing $30 incentive rebate
Monday, July 19, 2010 - 6:43 am

Upstate New York customers of National Grid now have an incentive and easy way to save up to $150 dollars a year in electrical costs racked up by older, energy-wasting second refrigerators or freezers often kept running in garages and basements.

All they need to do is schedule a free pickup, and pick up a $30 incentive rebate.

Refrigerators from across upstate New York will be recycled at a new, state-of-the-art plant in East Syracuse.

The Second Refrigerator Freezer Recycling Turn-In Program can provide customers with energy and cost-savings, while encouraging proper disposal of old refrigerators and freezers, which can consume up to three times more energy than newer units.

Second refrigerators and stand-alone freezers are eligible for the Second Refrigerator Freezer Recycling Turn in Program. The program covers the removal of up to two units per household. Appliances to be recycled must be in working order with an inside measurement of 10 cubic feet or more.

National Grid and its vendor, JACO Environmental, remove the appliances from participating customers’ homes at no charge. Following the proper submission of paperwork to National Grid, participating customers will receive a $30 rebate check in the mail.

For more information and to schedule a free pickup, call (877) 691-0021, or visit