I’ve had an old second fridge in the garage for a long time now, and I’ve been meaning to try out the Fridge BuyBack scheme to get rid of it. It’s extremely energy-inefficient.
If your fridge meets the requirements (over 10 years old, over 250 litres, working second fridge) and you have less than 6 steps to get the fridge out of your house, the scheme will pick it up, recycle the gas and parts properly, and pay you $35. Nice!
The idea is that old, inefficient fridges can be permanently taken out of use to reduce electricity consumption. The gases can be safely removed, and the rest of the fridge can be properly recycled so it doesn’t end up in landfill.
Because I was going to be home from work yesterday, we booked the pick it for then. Two blokes and a truck arrived about 8:30am, collected the paperwork and heaved the fridge into the back. They were really friendly and efficient – the whole thing only took about 5 minutes!
The cheque should arrive within two weeks.
Now $35 might not sound like much, but to me I just swapped a crappy old space-hogging fridge for a new fruit tree. I didn’t even have to help move the fridge. That’s a swap I’d take anyday!
If you live within the Fridge BuyBack scheme service area, give them a call.