Junk Pickup

Refrigerators can be disposed of through the City’s Junk Pickup Program.

Avoid Removing It Yourself

Mishandling a heavy appliance can lead to physical harm. Hire a properly trained individual to remove a refrigerator if you lack the experience.

Never Dump Illegally

Refrigerators and other large appliances contain hazardous components such as freon, oil, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and mercury. Never dump these items because they leach hazardous chemicals into the environment.

Find a RAD Partner to Dispose

The EPA’s Responsible Appliance Disposal (RAD) partners are certified to accept freon-containing appliances such as refrigerators. Find a RAD partner program through the EPA’s website or check out this list of California certified appliance recyclers.

Ways to Reduce

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It Pays to Upgrade

It pays to switch from an old appliance to a newer one that’s more energy efficient. ENERGY STAR® has a list of special offers and rebates from partners. You may even be eligible for tax breaks.

Did You Know?

Home Efficiency Audit

Home Depot developed an easy-to-use tool that you can use to calculate your home’s energy use. This tool can also help you take steps to reducing your energy bill and help the environment. Find out more.