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Refrigerator Recycling Program

 

Old refrigerators are inefficient and waste electricity and money. Save over $100 a year on your power bill by recycling your old fridges and freezers through our Refrigerator Recycling Program. We’ll do all the work! We’ll pick up and responsibly recycle your old appliances for you.

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Save money and help the environment

Population growth and increases in the use of electrical devices are contributing to an increase in demand for power in Saskatchewan. Instead of generating more power, we want to help you use less power. By saving power, you save money.

Refrigerators have become more efficient over the years. By removing just 1,000 inefficient fridges, we would save over 1,000,000 kilowatt hours (kWh), which is enough electricity to power 120 homes for a year.

Not only are you saving power and money by participating in our Refrigerator Recycling Program, but you’re also doing your part to help the environment. More than 96 per cent of material from the appliances we collect is recycled! Watch our video to learn more about the recycling process.

Do I qualify?

  • Find out if you qualify

    • My fridge was manufactured in 1995 or earlier (freezers of any age qualify)
      • Most refrigerators and freezers have a manufacturer’s sticker on the back or on the inside at the bottom portion of the ledge by the door. The date is usually included in the numbers written on the sticker.
    • My fridge is a regular-sized fridge (no compact or commercial fridges) between 10 and 25 cubic feet
      • If your fridge is approximately 1.75-2 metres (5-6 feet) tall, then it is likely at least 10 cubic feet. The inside capacity of a refrigerator is measured in cubic feet.
      • If you want to determine the cubic feet capacity of your fridge, make sure to use an imperial tape measure.
        • Measure the depth, width and height of the freezer compartment and multiply the measurements
        • Measure the depth, width and height of the fridge compartment and multiply the measurements
        • Add the two calculated totals together
    • My fridge is powered by electricity (not gas or propane)
    • My fridge is still in working condition
    • Freezers do not have an age restriction but they must be in working condition and smaller than 25 cubic feet
    • I own the appliances being recycled
    • Someone 18 years or older will be present at time of pickup
    • Refrigerators and freezers must be clean, empty and defrosted by the day of pickup
    • Collection crews must be able to easily and safely remove the appliances from your home or business
      • Collection crews reserve the right to to refuse any appliances that they deem too difficult or unsafe to remove from a residence or business without doing damage to themselves or the property. If you think the collection crew may have difficulty removing your appliance, consider moving the unit outside or to the ground floor before they arrive — otherwise you risk your appliance not being collected
    • There is no limit to the amount of appliances you can recycle
    • If you’re not sure if you qualify but would like to participate, please call 1-877-757-3292

Need to cancel or reschedule an appointment?

Cancellations and rescheduling can only be done over the phone. Please call 1-877-SKRECYCLE (1-877-757-3292) as soon as possible if you know you need to reschedule.

If you miss your scheduled appointment, you will get a notification at your home. If you miss a second pickup appointment, you will no longer be eligible to participate in the program this year.

Recycling your fridge

Find out why you should recycle your old fridge and how it’s done by watching our video.

Program successes

Program Partner

For this program we have partnered with JACO EcoSolutions Canada (JES), a Canadian corporation specializing in management and recycling of appliances containing halocarbons and Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS).

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