There are a number of ways you can recycle your whitegoods in the Leichhardt area.
If your white good is in working order the you can contact the Bower Reuse Referral Service on 9568 6280 who may collect your fridge or refer you to other organisations who can reuse it. Visit the Bower Collection & Rehoming Service website for further information.
Fridge Buyback is a residential energy savings program that actually pays you to help save the environment and reduce your power bills by giving up your old second fridge or upright freezer.
Old fridges are the biggest energy users in the home, consuming up to three times the energy of new fridges. Running your second fridge adds an average of $300 a year to your power bills and results in greenhouse gases being released into the atmosphere. And, old upright freezers use almost as much power as an old fridge.
Households that have been using a second fridge or freezer can hand in their old working appliances by calling 1800 708 401 during business hours to make a booking. The fridges and freezers collected are professionally degassed and the metals recycled. There are regular collection runs every few weeks in most built-up areas.
To participate in the program, your fridge must be a working second fridge that has been in regular use, is 200 litres or more in size. Fridge Buyback can also now take upright freezers that have been in regular use, are 200 litres or more in size.
Fridge Buyback provides residents with free collection by professional removalists and a $25 rebate if the removal of the fridge or freezer involves 6 steps or less. Appliances are collected for free if there are between 7 or 20 steps but no rebate is available. A fee will apply only if the property has more than 20 steps.
For more information call 1800 708 401 or visit the Fridge Buyback website at Fridge Buyback website.
Fridge Buyback is an energy savings program operating under the NSW Government’s Energy Savings Scheme and is supported by Council. The program is independently operated by Next Energy Pty Ltd.
Council collects white goods for recycling free of charge through a booking service. Please try to book at least two weeks in advance. To make a booking please phone the Customer Service Centre on 9367 9222. Items are to be placed on the nature strip by 4.30pm the day before collection.
White goods collected include:
- Washing machines
- Refrigerators and freezers
- Clothes dryers
- Metal water heaters
- Small metal appliances (non repairable)
- Guttering (cut into approx. 1 metre lengths).
You can deliver your whitegoods to Council’s Weekend Transfer Station at 54 Moore Street, Leichhardt. This facility is open on Saturday & Sunday. Visit the Transfer Station page of this website to find out opening hours and fees and charges.