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

COVID-19 Update: 


The safety of our customers, partners and employees is our top priority. We are monitoring the situation closely and following the most up-to-date advice of health experts and government officials.  

We are pleased to share that in-home visits and assessments will resume on June 15, 2020. 

If you are currently on a wait list for one of our services, you will be contacted to schedule your appointment and review the health measures we’ve put in place to keep everyone safe.   
We appreciate your patience as we work with our delivery partners to finalize our resumption plans to ensure we can serve you safely. To learn more about the steps we are taking to protect your health, click here.  

If you would like to put your name on a call back list for appointments or if you have questions, please contact our Energy Solutions Advisors, Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm AST, at 1-877-999-6035 or 


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. We’ll pick them up, recycle them properly, and give you $30.

Let us do the heavy lifting:

  • 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 $30
  • Add an air conditioner, get an extra $10
  • Add a mini fridge or mini freezer and get an extra $10


Book your hassle-free pick-up today.
Step 1

Ensure that your appliance is eligible.

View the eligibility here.

Step 2

Call us toll-free at 1-888-303-2103 or book a pick-up online.

Step 3

Empty your appliance and ensure the cooling feature is still functioning by plugging it in 2-4 hours before your appointment. We will verify at pick-up.

Step 4

Clear a path from your appliance to the nearest exit in your home or garage.

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.

Receive a cheque in the mail in a few weeks!

Getting Started

Let Efficiency Nova Scotia do the heavy lifting.  If your appliances are eligible, simply call us toll free at 1-888-303-2103 or book online.

Pick-ups are available Monday to Friday, typically within three weeks of booking.

Please note: When completing the online booking form, for optimal performance use Google Chrome as your browser.

Drop-off option

If you don’t qualify for the pick-up service, you can drop off your eligible mini appliance(s) at ARCA Canada Inc.

  • Appliance must meet eligibility requirements
  • Schedule a drop-off time by calling ARCA at 1-888-648-1984
  • Drop-off location: ARCA Canada Inc.
  • Fill in your contact information to have your incentive mailed out in 4-6 weeks
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I didn’t have to lift a finger. A few weeks later, I received the $30 cheque in my mailbox. It was too easy!

Bill Camp, a homeowner in Halifax County recently retired his retro 16 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 $30 in the mail a few weeks after the pickup.

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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 $30 for it. They purchased a new 18 cubic foot Frigidaire with an instant in-store savings of $75, and now save money on energy bills every year.  

Annual Savings: The couple received $30 for their old fridge and save over $45 annually on bills.