Recycling refrigerators can turn your clunkers into cash.
With all the new, energy efficient refrigerators coming into our state, we wondered where the old ones go?
Turns out, they’re broken down and the parts and gasses used to keep refrigerators cold are recycled right on ‘Oahu.
Living808 tagged along with our friends at Hawai’i: Energized! – Shayna and Ramsey – to visit Refrigerant Recycling, where all action takes place to learn more about the program and rebates.
Allen Evans recycles about 500 different kinds of appliances every day at Refrigerant Recycling in Kapolei Industrial Area that are shredded into metal pieces and recycled.
Hawai’i Energy helps the process along with its Refrigerator Trade-Up and Rid-a-Fridge programs.
The Refrigerator Trade-Up* offer gives you a rebate for purchasing a new, ENERGY STAR® refrigerator and for trading in your old but operational one.
You can collect a $150 rebate when you purchase your qualifying refrigerator.
Hawai’i Energy will ensure your old refrigerator is properly recycled for free and even pay you.
Residents of Hawai’i Island, Maui County and Oahu will receive $75.
If you are ready to upgrade to a new ENERGY STAR® refrigerator, call Hawai’i Energy when you’re ready to have your old fridge picked up and recycled.