If you have an old refrigerator, you can now recycle it and receive $30.  National Gridcan now recycle old refrigerators and freezers.  The program will actually pick up the appliances for you.  To qualify for the program, though, you must be a National Grid electric customer and resident of upstate New York. 

According to the Times Union, some other stipulations include:


- The refrigerator must be between 10 and 30 cubic feet using inside measurements.

- Must be a secondary unit for at least 6 months.

- Must be clean, empty and in working condition when it is picked up.

- Must be accessible for the contractor to get to -- not in your basement for example.

- Someone at least 18 years of age must be present at time of pickup in order to sign consent form. 

- One household is limited to only two units/two rebates.


National Grid has recycled a total of 5,911 since April 2010.  To apply for your refrigerator or freezer to be recycled, go to www.powerofaction.com/unyfridge or you can call (877) 691-0021 to schedule a pickup.