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Appliance Recycling Program

Have you been looking for a reason to get rid of that extra old refrigerator or freezer in the garage? 

$50 Reward

The Duke Energy Progress Appliance Recycling Program is the only program that pays you – $50 for each extra old refrigerator or freezer.*

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Having a second refrigerator or freezer can be convenient, but it can also run up your monthly electric bill. Why not turn in your old refrigerator through the Appliance Recycling Program?

  • Earn up to $100 – Receive a $50 rebate check for each unit.*
  • FREE, convenient pickup – Removal of your old refrigerator.
  • Save energy and money – Removing that old refrigerator or freezer could save you up to $100 a year in energy costs. 

View Video  Check out this quick video to see how easy it is to earn $50.

* See FAQs for full program details.

Who can participate in the Appliance Recycling Program?

  • Any Duke Energy Progress residential customer with a valid Duke Energy Progress account number.
  • You must own your extra refrigerator or freezer.
  • Limit of two appliances recycled per account, per calendar year.
  • The $50 reward will be mailed to you 4-6 weeks after pickup.

Old refrigerators or freezers must be:

  • 10-30 cubic feet
  • Empty and defrosted
  • Able to be plugged in to check for operation
  • Accessible for removal

How to schedule a FREE pickup for your old refrigerator or freezer:

1. Have your account number (located in the upper right-hand corner of your energy bill) ready when you schedule your pickup.

2. Click the green Schedule FREE Pickup button below to access your Duke Energy Progress account. If you don’t have an account, you can register online first.

3. Complete the short form to schedule pickup.

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