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Thank you for your interest in the BGE Appliance Recycling Program. As of 8/14, the program is temporarily on hold and recycling events have been cancelled. 

We apologize for the inconvenience. If you requested an appointment on or before 8/14, we will prioritize scheduling your new appointment as soon as the program resumes. If you have any questions about your appointment request, please contact us at 888-316-8056.

Let us pick up and haul away your old refrigerator or freezer for recycling—at no additional cost to you—and get rewarded!

  • $50 Reward when you recycle an old, working refrigerator or freezer.
  • $25 Reward if you also recycle an old, working room air conditioner or dehumidifier at the same time as your refrigerator or freezer.

At this time, we’re offering customers two ways to participate in our Appliance Recycling Program:

  1. Request an outside pickup. We'll pick up plugged-in appliances from outside your home (garage, porch, outbuilding)
  2. Request an in-home. We’ll pick up plugged-in appliances from inside your home (basement, first, and second floors)

To learn more about pickups, check out our FAQs.

Have questions? Call 888.316.8056 for more information.

Requirements and Limits
  • Appliance(s) can be collected from inside or outside the home. Qualifying outside locations include garages, porches or outbuildings.
  • The refrigerator and/or freezer must be 10 to 30 cubic feet.
  • The refrigerator, freezer and/or dehumidifier must be cleaned out.
  • The refrigerator or freezer must be defrosted and dry, drip pan drained and water lines disconnected.
  • Your appliance(s) must be in working condition. We are unable to accept any appliance(s) with mold or mildew damage.
  • If the unit is located outside, ensure that the refrigerator or freezer is closed securely and cannot be opened by children.
  • There must be a clear and safe passage for appliance removal. We cannot remove railings or move furniture.
  • If the unit is inside for a pickup, elevator access is required for any refrigerators or freezers located above the second floor.
  • An adult age 18 or older must be present at the time of pickup.
  • Limit of three large units (refrigerators and/or freezers) and four small units (room air conditioners and/or dehumidifiers) per BGE residential household from 1/1/2021 through 12/31/2023.

Getting Your Reward

Your rewards will be mailed to you within four to six weeks. For questions regarding the status of your check, please call 877.685.7377 or email Residential@bgesmartenergy.com.

Renters and Landlords

If you are a renter or landlord applying for an appliance recycling reward, you may need to submit an additional form before you can receive your check. Learn more.