Get rid of old fridges and freezers
the easy way.
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Fridge and Freezer Recycling

Older fridges and freezers can use more electricity than any other appliance in your home, so retiring them can mean real savings—up to $180 a year.

Free pickup and get cash back:

  • We’ll pick up your old working fridge or freezer for free
  • We’ll properly recycle and make sure the CFCs are removed
  • We’ll give you $50! 
  • Add an air conditioner, get an extra $10
  • Add a mini fridge or mini freezer and get an extra $10

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Book your hassle-free pick-up today.

Step 1

Ensure that your appliance is eligible.

View the refrigerator and freezer eligibility requirements.

Step 2

Call us toll-free at 1-888-779-8669 or book a pick-up online. Pick-ups are available Monday to Friday, typically within 3 weeks of booking.

Step 3

Empty your appliance and ensure it still cools by plugging it in 2-4 hours before your appointment. We will verify at pick-up.

Step 4

Ensure that the path from the appliance to the exit of the home is clear and free of obstructions for removal.

Step 5

Make sure someone over the age of 18 is home for the pick-up to sign a release form.

Step 6

Sit back and relax, while we do the heavy lifting and recycle your appliance(s) properly.

You’ll receive a cheque in the mail in a few weeks!

Drop-off option

If you don’t qualify for the pick-up service, you can drop off your eligible mini fridge, mini freezer or air conditioner units at ARCA Canada Inc.

Appliance must meet eligibility requirements.
Schedule a drop-off time by calling ARCA at 1-888-779-8669
Drop-off location: ARCA Canada Inc. in Dartmouth
Fill in your contact information to have your cheque mailed out in 4-6 weeks.

I didn’t have to lift a finger. A few weeks later, I received the $50 cheque in my mailbox. It was too easy!


Bill Camp, a homeowner in Halifax County, recently retired his retro 45-year-old salmon coloured fridge, which was still functioning but had become more of an energy drain on his home than it was worth. He was pleased with how effortless it was when the Efficiency Nova Scotia team arrived to retrieve his fridge, and he received a cheque in the mail a few weeks later. 

Annual Savings: Bill received a cheque for $50 in the mail a few weeks after the pickup and annual savings of $162.

We couldn’t have asked for an easier process to get rid of our old fridge and buy the new one.


Antigonish couple Ed and Gail Brown realized it was time to replace their 12-year-old fridge with a more energy efficient model. They recycled their old fridge, having it picked up for free through Efficiency Nova Scotia, and received $50 for it. They purchased a new 18 cubic foot Frigidaire and now save money on energy bills every year.

Annual Savings: The couple received $50 for their old fridge and save over $45 annually on bills.