Recycle My Fridge

February 05, 2019


The Illinois Municipal Electricity Agency (IMEA), a nonprofit organization representing 33 Illinois municipal and co-op electricity providers, administers the Illinois Recycle My Fridge program in combination with Appliance Recycling Centers of America (ARCA), Inc.

People who receive their electricity from an IMEA-member electric system may participate. The program will pick up up to two old, working refrigerators or freezers from the participant's home. The participant receives a $50 prepaid card for each qualifying refrigerator or freezer. The refrigerators and/or freezers must be secondary units (the units to be recycled may not be the home's primary refrigerator/freezer) and must be between 10 and 30 cubic feet in volume.

Additional information on the program can be found on the IMEA website.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Illinois
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Illinois Municipal Electricity Agency (IMEA) and Appliance Recycling Centers of America (ARCA), Inc.
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
Incentive Amount: $50 per unit
Maximum Incentive: 2 units per household
Eligible System Size: 10-30 cubic feet
Equipment Requirements: Units to be recycled must be working and cooling.


This program has 1 incentives
Technologies: Refrigerators/Freezers
Sectors: Residential
Parameters: The incentive is 50.00 $/Unit


Name: Rodd Whelpley
Organization: Illinois Municipal Electric Agency
Phone: (217) 789-4632
Name: Recycle My Fridge
Organization: Recycle My Fridge
Phone: (877) 341-2313

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.