According to the Lane Cove Council, there are 2400 second fridges out there, that could earn their owners some cash. That second fridge in the garage could be costing you money and polluting the Ozone. You can sell your working second fridge or upright freezer to Fridge Buyback.
What is the Second Fridge Buyback?
Fridge Buyback is a residential energy savings program that actually pays you to help save the environment and reduce your power bills by giving up your old second fridge or upright freezer.
Which Fridges will they Buyback?
To participate in the program, your fridge must be:
- a working second fridge that has been in regular use; and
- 200 litres or more in size
Fridge Buyback can also now take upright freezers that have been in regular use, and are 200 litres or more in size.
If fridge removal involves six stairs or less, you’ll receive a rebate of $15. If removal involves 20 stairs or more, a fee will apply.
For more information call 1800 708 401 or visit the Fridge Buyback website at www.fridgebuyback.com.au.
Fridge Buyback is an energy savings program operating under the NSW Government’s Energy Savings Scheme and is supported by Council. The program is independently operated by Next Energy Pty Ltd.
I Want to Keep My Fridge and Reduce Power Bills
If you do want to keep your fridge, but want to save some money, here are some tips from Reduction Revolution:
Firstly, find out exactly how much energy the fridge is using with a plug-in power meter. Secondly, help the fridge run as efficiently as possible using the following techniques:
- If your second fridge is only used for drinks and non perishables, use a plug-in timer switch. Set the timer so that the fridge is only on in the evenings or on weekends.
- Make sure the fridge is reasonably well stocked. It’s easier for the fridge to keep food and packaging cold than to keep air cold.
- Check the temperature. Ideally the fridge should be 3 to 5 degrees. Ideal freezer temperatures are -15 to -12 degrees.
What other recycling options are there in Lane Cove?
If you are interested in other ways to help the environment you might like to read the following blogs: