: If You're a Responsible Recycler New Jersey's Got $$ for YOU!

If You're a Responsible Recycler New Jersey's Got $$ for YOU!

If You're a Responsible Recycler New Jersey's Got Cash for You!

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities has a refrigerator/freezer recycling program that can put $50 in your pocket.  It’s part of the New Jersey Clean Energy Program and promotes responsible recycling

By being a responsible recycler, you can get energy wasting, older refrigerators and freezers off the grid! 

Here’s how it works:

  • Arrange for a free pick up of your old refrigerator/freezer by calling 877-270-3520 or schedule online at JACO Environmental.
  • Get$50 cash back for being a responsible recycler once your transaction is processed.
  • Save up to $150 a year on energy costs by recycling an old fridge.

To Participate in this Initiative:

  • You must be a New Jersey resident and a customer of Atlantic City Electric, Jersey Central Power & Light, PSE&G, or Rockland Electric Company.
  • You must own the refrigerator or freezer being recycled.
  • Your refrigerator or freezer must be between 10 and 30 cubic feet in size.
  • Your refrigerator and freezer must be in working condition.
  • There is a limit of two units per residential address.
  • A check from the NJ Clean Energy Program is mailed to you, a responsible recycler, within 90-120 days.

But if $50 in your pocket isn’t enough to encourage you to be a responsible recycler, check out these facts:

On average a newer refrigerator or freezer consumes 1,000 fewer kilowatt-hours annually than a refrigerator or freezer manufactured before 1990.

Recycling 20,000 older refrigerators or freezers will result in energy savings equal to the amount of power used in approximately 1,400 homes annually.

Recycling 20,000 older refrigerators or freezers would result in the avoidance of CO2 emissions equal to removing 40,000 cars from the road for one year.

According to the scheduling link for JACO Environmental the next pick up date in Manahawkin, Barnegat, Little Egg Harbor, Tuckerton and other southern Ocean County communities is Monday, February 8.

Welcome to the Jersey Shore

If you’d like to find more ways to be a responsible recycler, check out the New Jersey Clean Energy Program.


Comment balloon 6 commentsLaura Giannotta • January 12 2010 09:12AM


Laura...Great program.  We have something simalar.  The only problem I have seen is that some people are turning in very good models that are only 5-6 yeras old.  Now what I see is a waste of energy that manufactured the 5-6 year old one.  The energy used to make that one would usually be spread over 10-15+ years and now, it is pulled out of use making th ereal cost of of that unit in energy a lot higher.

Our rebate programs have started to put on minimum age requirements on many of the aplliances they rebate for.  Is there an age clause in your area?  Just curious.


Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 10 years ago

What a great program being offered to New Jersey residents.

Out of the landfills and into the recycling plant!

Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) over 10 years ago

This sounds like an excellent way to get people on board with recycling Laura. A program like that would be great around here.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) over 10 years ago


Sounds like a great program.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 10 years ago

I would like to take advantage of it and get a new freezer - just need to sell more houses. I would have liked to take advantage of the cash for clunker program but, I just haven't been selling enough houses. Timing is everything - one day I'll get my timing adjusted. Nice post with good information.

Posted by Gregory Bain, For Homes on the Jersey Shore (Mezzina Real Estate & Insurance) over 10 years ago

I think this is a great program. We have something like it in Austin TX. The only difference is they make you take the door off, I guess this serves two purposes. 1. Nobody can ever use it again, and 2. it prevents kids from getting trapped inside. Kudos for a great Green post!



Posted by Betina Foreman, Realtor, C.N.E., with WJK REALTY (WJK Realty) over 10 years ago