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Appliance Recycling Rebates

How to get old, energy inefficient refrigerators and freezers out of your home and earn rebates. Let us pick up and recycle your appliances.

Recycle Your Old Appliances for Cash

Don’t let those old appliances in your garage or basement waste energy and money. Let us recycle them and pay you up to $50 in rebates.

How to Recycle and Earn a Rebate


Consumers Energy electric customers can receive $50 for each eligible refrigerator or freezer recycled. Plus $15 for each eligible room air conditioner or dehumidifier.* Here’s how:


1. Check That Your Appliances Are Eligible

Your old appliances could be adding up to $150 a year to your energy bill. But don't toss them — if they’re clean and in working condition, we'll pick them up for free and give you a rebate. Each home is limited to recycling two large and four small units every calendar year. See eligibility requirements below.

Eligibility Requirements

2. Schedule Appliances for Pick-Up

Once you have confirmed your appliances are eligible, it’s time to schedule a pickup. At the time of pickup someone at least 18 years or older must be present to sign for the release of appliances for recycling. To get started, just click the button below or call us at 888-990-2246.

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*Please note, recycling is only available to Consumers Energy electric customers. Room air conditioners and dehumidifiers must be picked up for recycling at the same time as a refrigerator or freezer.

Looking for a rebate on a newly purchased appliance? Click here.

Eligibility Requirements


Is Your Refrigerator & Freezer Eligible?

  • Must be clean and working
  • Cannot be smaller than 10 cubic feet
  • Cannot be larger than 30 cubic feet

Is Your Air Conditioner & Dehumidifier Eligible?

  • Must be clean and working
  • Pick up of your air conditioner and/or dehumidifier must be at the same time as a fridge or freezer. Otherwise you can recycle these items at any of our small appliance drop-off events.

Recycle Smaller Appliances at Our Drop-Off Events


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Small Appliance Collection Events

We hold special drop-off events to recycle your small appliances. Here’s how it works:

  • Earn a $50 rebate for fridges/freezers; $15 for air conditioners/dehumidifiers.
  • Events are in partnership with Habitat for Humanity ReStores. See below for event information.
  • Drop-off events are by appointment only and start at 9 a.m. To schedule call 800-977-4995.

Dates: Locations: Address:
Saturday, June 4, 2022
Genesee County Habitat for Humanity ReStore   101 Burton Street Flint, MI 48503
Saturday, June 4, 2022
Wexford-Osceola Habitat for Humanity ReStore 7545 34 Rd, Cadillac, MI 49601
Saturday, August 27, 2022
Habitat for Humanity Capital Region ReStore
1941 Benjamin Drive Lansing, MI 48906
Saturday, August 27, 2022
Habitat for Humanity of Kent County ReStore South 
5701 Division Ave S Wyoming, MI 49548
Saturday, September 10, 2022 
Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity ReStore  315 W Holland St Saginaw, MI 48602 
Saturday, September 10, 2022  Habitat for Humanity Grand Traverse Region ReStore  2487 Rice Street Traverse City, MI 49684 
Saturday, September 24, 2022 
Owosso Habitat for Humanity ReStore  1494 N M52, Owosso, MI 48867 
Saturday, September 24, 2022  Barry County Habitat for Humanity 1220 W State St, Hastings, MI 49058
Saturday, October 8, 2022  Habitat for Humanity of Kent County ReStore North  5920 Alpine Ave NW Comstock Park, MI 49321 
Saturday, October 8, 2022 
Greater Jackson Habitat for Humanity ReStore  251 W Prospect Street Jackson, MI 49203 

Recycling your fridge can help the environment since newer fridges only use a third of the energy old fridges use

How Recycling Your Fridge Helps the Environment

  • 95% of the material from old fridges can be used to create new products.
  • Recycling 25,000 fridges is about as equal to removing CO2 from 50,000 cars a year.
  • Old fridges use three times the energy of newer fridges.

Old pink refrigerator that could be recycled

About Our Recycling

We participate in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Responsible Appliance Disposal program. That means that when we recycle appliances:

  • 95% of the appliance material is recycled
  • Refrigerant is recovered and reclaimed or destroyed
  • Foam is recovered and reclaimed or destroyed
  • Metals, plastic and glass are recycled
  • PCBs, mercury and used oil are recovered and properly disposed

Schedule Your Pick-Up

Have a question about the program? Call 888-990-2246.

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