Fridge and freezer removal rebate
For: Home owner, Landlord, Renter, Business
Type: Apartment, House
Contact: ActewAGLIf you have questions not answered in this summary please refer to the ActewAGL website. Your Energy Savings does not look after this program.
The ActewAGL Fridge Buyback program rewards Australian Capital Territory households and businesses that have their old inefficient fridge or freezer removed. Your old fridge or freezer will be collected, degassed and recycled for free.
If you’re an ActewAGL electricity account holder you'll also receive a $30 rebate on your next electricity bill.
To be eligible for free removal, you must:
- live in the Australian Capital Territory, or;
- own a business in the Australian Capital Territory
- have a single or two door fridge or freezer manufactured before 1996 and in working order
- have a fridge or freezer that takes less than 15 minutes to remove and involves 20 steps or less.
To be eligible for the $30 rebate you must also:
- be an ActewAGL electricity account holder
- have a two door fridge.
Homeowners, landlords, renters and businesses are eligible to apply. Check the terms and conditions on the ActewAGL website.
The Fridge Buyback program is available to Australian Capital Territory households and businesses. You don’t have to be an ActewAGL electricity account holder to participate.
There is no limit to the amount of eligible fridges or freezers collected from a residential property, multiple $30 rebates can apply.
There is a limit of three eligible fridges or freezers collected from business property, up to three $30 rebates can apply.
If it’s estimated to take more than 15 minutes to remove the fridge or freezer or involves 21 steps or more, it’s not eligible for free removal or the $30 rebate. Removal can still be arranged but at a cost to the resident or business.
Before removal, the resident or business is responsible for ensuring the fridge or freezer is:
- drained of any water, including inside the appliance and the drip tray.
Where arrangements have been made to leave the fridge or freezer outside for collection, it needs to be made safe so children cannot get inside. You can either remove the door/s or secure the door/s using industrial-grade tape or rope.
A number of other requirements apply; further information is available on the ActewAGL website.
Make sure that you understand the program information. For more information call 1300 136 008.
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