Refrigerator Recycling Program Offers $30, Free Pick-Up

Press release

Members of New Hampshire Electric Cooperative (NHEC) have the opportunity to recycle their old refrigerators and freezers and collect $30.

A second refrigerator or freezer, especially older models, can run up the average electric bill by about $150 per year. NHSaves, a collaborative of New Hampshire’s electric utilities, has contracted with Jaco Environmental, Inc. to offer free pick-up of older fridges and freezers plus a reward of $30. Collected appliances will be safely recycled to remove various toxic components. Jaco’s process safely recycles 95% of each unit.

To schedule a pick-up, NHEC members should call 877-545-4113. This program is available to customers of the state’s four largest electric utilities – NHEC, Liberty Utilities, Public Service of New Hampshire, and Unitil. The offer is good for a limited time only, and funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

To qualify for free pick-up and payment, the device to be recycled must be:

  • The second refrigerator or freezer, not the primary unit

  • Installed in territory served by one of the four NHSaves electric utilities

  • In working condition and owned by the resident

  • 10 to 30 cubic feet using inside measurements

  • Plugged in and running on the day of pickup

  • Clean, empty, defrosted, and disconnected from water lines prior to pickup

The customer must also provide clear and safe access to the appliance for the removal team.

An adult, 18 years old or older, must be present to sign a waiver and release the unit at the time of pickup. Your $30 check will be mailed within four to six weeks of the pickup. To enroll, call toll free 877-545-4113 or visit