Who Can Participate?

Participants must meet the following criteria:

  • CenterPoint Energy residential electric customers in the Greater Houston area.

  • Own a working fridge or freezer that is 7.75 cu. ft. or larger.

  • You may only participate in the program one time per Electric Service Identifier (ESID).


Who Sponsors This Program?

The Texas Refrigerator Pick Up Program is a part of CenterPoint Energy's Residential Standard Offer Program. The Residential Standard Offer Program is designed to help customers, within the CenterPoint Energy electric territory, improve the efficiency of their home through the installation of energy efficient retrofit measures. ARCA Recycling has contracted with CenterPoint Energy to pick up and recycle appliances.


How do i get my $30?

You'll receive a check by mail 4-6 weeks after your eligible appliance is collected. 


Do I Have To Move My APpliance?

No, you don't need to lift a finger. Our expert staff will remove your fridge or freezer from inside your home. We do require that there be a safe path to the appliance, the appliance be clean and free from food and that any pets be restrained.


What Happens to the Appliance Once You Collect It?

Appliances are recycled in our recycling facility where 95% of the material is recycled and hazardous waste is disposed of in an environmentally safe manner. All appliances are disabled (by cutting the cord) at the time of collection to ensure that none of these inefficent units re-enter the grid.


Why Should I Recycle my Fridge or Freezer?

Save Money

According to ENERGY STAR, by recycling your old refrigerator and replacing it with a new, efficient unit, you could save over $270 over the next five years. Plus, we'll send you $30 right away.

Save Energy

You'll use far less energy by upgrading to a new, efficient model, or by getting rid of your spare unit. Find out exactly how much you'll save with the ENERGY STAR Flip Your Fridge Calculator.

Save the Environment

Properly recycling your fridge prevents the release of ozone-depleting substances, greenhouse gases, PCBs, mercury, batteries and oil into the environment.