White goods such as refrigerators, stoves, washing machines and hot water systems are collected free of charge during Council’s two free general cleanups held each year.
The metal from all whitegoods collected by Council is recycled.
Fridge Buyback is a residential energy savings program that actually pays you to help save the environment and reduce your power bills by giving up your old second fridge or freezer.
Inefficient second fridges and freezers are one of the home's biggest energy users, consuming up to three times the energy of new fridges. Running your 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.
Households that have been using a second fridge or freezer can hand in their old working appliances by calling 1800 708 401 during business hours to make a booking. The fridges and freezers collected are professionally degassed and the metals recycled. There are regular collection runs every few weeks in most built-up areas.
To participate in the program, your appliance must be a second fridge or an upright freezer in working condition and 200 litres or more in size.
Fridge Buyback provides residents with free collection by professional removalists and a $25 rebate if the removal of the fridge or freezer involves 6 steps/stairs or less. Appliances are collected for free if there are between 7 or 20 steps/stairs but no rebate is available. A fee will apply only if the property has more than 20 steps/stairs.
For more information call 1800 708 401 or visit the Fridge Buyback website at www.fridgebuyback.com.au.
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.