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Schedule a free pickup for your older, working refrigerator or freezer and receive a $50 rebate after removal.

Free removal and $50 for your old, working fridge or freezer.

UES electric customers can receive a $50 rebate check for recycling their older, inefficient refrigerator or freezer.

Older refrigerators and freezers will be disposed of using a state-of-the-art process which recycles 95 percent of the contents used to manufacture a refrigerator or freezer. To find out more about the process read the FAQs»

Take advantage of this hassle-free way to save some money and keep appliances out of landfills. To participate in the Refrigerator Recycling program, read the eligibility requirements»

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Why is UES offering the program?

This program helps customers save money by eliminating older, less-efficient appliances. Ultimately, this means less need for new power plants which reduces the environmental impact of energy generation. The appliances are recycled in an environmentally responsible manner and are not returned to the used appliance market.  

How much of the refrigerator or freezer is recycled and how does it benefit the environment?

Approximately 95 percent of each unit is recycled by JACO Environmental at their recycling facility, following guidelines from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). JACO safely disposes of toxins and ozone-destroying chlorofluorocarbon (CFC-11) gases from foam insulation. After capturing toxins (oils, mercury, pcbs) and ozone-depleting substances (CFC 11 and other foam insulation blowing agents and CFC 12 and other refrigerants) the program recycles all the plastic, metals and glass in the fridge, thus limiting landfill waste.

What are the requirements for participation?

Please view eligbility information here»

How do I sign up?

Find information to schedule a pickup here»

Eligibility requirements.

  • This program is funded by UES and is available to our electric customers residing in Arizona.
  • Customers must own the unit(s) being recycled.
  • Refrigerators and freezers must be empty, in working condition, and between 10 and 30 cubic feet (cu. ft.) in size, utilizing inside measurements.
  • UES contracts with JACO Environmental, an appliance recycler, to pick up and recycle refrigerators and freezers that are in working condition.
  • Program funding is limited. Participation will be on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a limit of two appliances per customer.
  • Schedule a pickup through our program partner, JACO Environmental.

Schedule a pickup.

To schedule a pickup for an older refrigerator or freezer register online»
Or, call UES toll-free at 1-855-559-2524.

JACO Environmental will arrange a pickup time with you and will confirm that you are a UES electric customer. They will also remind you that the unit(s) needs to be operating when their crew comes to collect it and to make sure there is a clear path of access to the unit.

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