How can I recycle my old appliance?
Appliance recycling programs are available in most Canadian communities; call your local municipality to find out what programs exist and how appliances are collected. Below are some of the provincial programs available:
If you have a spare fridge that measures between 10-24 cubic feet* and is still in working condition, BC Hydro will pick it up, recycle it, and give you $30 for it. Call 604-881-4357 or 1-866-516-4357 outside the Lower Mainlandto arrange for the free pick up. Learn more.
* Maximum two residential use fridges per BC Hydro residential customer account. Fridges must be clean and in working condition. Fridge size limits: Interior volume of 10-24 cubic feet (please check size). Bar-size, Sub-zero, and commercial fridges excluded.
BC Recycling Program for Portable and Small Appliances, begins July 1, 2011 – click here for more information.
In Ontario, the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) can help with the pick up and recycling of your old, inefficient appliances. Did you know you could save up to $150 per year on your electricity bill by getting rid of your old second fridge? Book an appointment today and your old refrigerator will be picked up for FREE! Click here to schedule an appointment. Learn more.
Are You Eligible?
To qualify, you must have at least one appliance as shown in the “primary appliance” category below. If you have at least one “primary appliance,” then we will also pick up window air conditioners and dehumidifiers.
Primary Appliance: Full-sized refrigerators and full-sized freezers must be: – between 10-27 cubic feet – in working condition (plugged in 24 hrs prior to pick up) – 15 years or older
Secondary Appliance: Window air conditioners and dehumidifiers must be: – in working condition – 10 years or older – window air conditioners must be removed from the window prior to pick up and placed near a power source.
What happens to your old fridge, freezer or room air conditioner? Click here to find out!