Fridge Buyback is pleased to announce that it is now collecting old upright freezers as well as old second fridges in the Cessnock LGA.
There are an estimated 6,400 Cessnock residents with a second fridge or freezer. If Fridge Buyback collected them all that would mean a saving of $1.6 million on power bills every year across the LGA.
Fridge Buyback is operating under the NSW Government’s Energy Savings Scheme in partnership with Cessnock City Council, and is now targeting old energy-guzzling upright freezers, as well as the big old fridges in people’s garages. To date the Program has helped more than 36,500 NSW residents save more than $9.7 million on their power bills every year.
Old fridges are one of the biggest energy users in the home, costing residents an average of $265 a year to operate. Old upright freezers use almost as much power as an old fridge. Getting rid of the old fridge or freezer in the garage is one of the easiest steps households can take to cut their power bills.
There is no cost to get your upright freezer collected through the Fridge Buyback Program but conditions do apply. Second fridges or upright freezers must be in regular use, built before 1996 and 200 litres or greater in size. A $35 rebate is paid for collection from homes with six steps or less.