Refrigerator, Freezer and Clothes Washer Recycling

Refrigerator Recycling

When it’s time to buy a new refrigerator, freezer or clothes washer, you may be tempted to hang on to your old appliance as “backup.” However, those old appliances can add hundreds of dollars to your utility bill every year.

Energy Trust will handle all the heavy lifting with free in-home pickup, recycle your unit responsibly and you’ll get a cash incentive of $30.

Read more about the benefits of recycling below, then click the schedule button to schedule your free pickup or call us at 1.844.368.4545. 

Recycle Your Refrigerator/Freezer

  • Models more than 15 years old can use three times more energy than high-efficiency models
  • Save up to $150 a year by removing your old fridge or freezer
  • 95% of components will be reused

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Recycle Your Clothes Washer

  • If you have a standard clothes washer that is over 10 years old, ENERGY STAR estimates that it's costing you, on average $180 a year.
  • 95% of components will be reused

Schedule a Free Pickup Online or call us at 1.844.368.4545.

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Recycle your old appliance and get $30 cash back. We'll pick up the appliance at your home for free!

By cashing your incentive check, you agree to Energy Trust's Terms and Conditions, as set forth on the Energy Trust incentive application.

You must be an Oregon customer of Portland General Electric or Pacific Power. Your refrigerator or freezer must be between 10 and 30 cubic feet and working condition (it must turn on but does not have to cool). Your clothes washer must turn on and not be disassembled in any way (all parts must be intact). Recycling service is provided by ARCA.

Recycled refrigerators, freezers and clothes washers are eligible for a $30 incentive.

If your unit is not in working condition, you can contact your local garbage hauler or call Metro’s recycling information hotline at 503.234.3000. You can also visit and click on “garbage and recycling” in the left-hand menu to use their “Find a Recycler” service.

Read the terms and conditions for participation.

Incentives are not intended to influence consumer decisions on fuel sources.

Follow these easy steps to redeem your cash incentive for recycling your old refrigerator, freezer or clothes washer:

1: Establish your eligibility (see Eligibility tab).

2: Schedule your appliance pick-up online or call us at 1.844.368.4545.

3: If the property is a rental or business building please submit a copy of a W-9.


Fax: 1.877.501.9629

Energy Trust of Oregon
PO BOX 2445
Spokane, WA 99210-2445 

Your check will be mailed to you within six to eight weeks of pickup.