SMUD offers free refrigerator pick-up and recycling services to help keep our community clean and safe. Call our partner, ARCA, at 1-866-901-7353 or visit smud.org/Recycle to schedule a FREE, no-contact pick-up of your old fridge or freezer.
We’re committed to doing what's best for our customers and staff. Due to the impact of COVID-19, we’re only collecting appliances from outside of customer residences (garage, patio, porch or behind garage) at this time. By moving your fridge or freezer outside, you'll enable our staff to safely collect and recycle your unit without physical contact.
We also provide tips on how to properly recycle your old thermostats and CFL light bulbs, preventing ground and water contamination. Did you know that it’s illegal to throw out a mercury thermostat with your regular trash in California? You could be fined up to $70,000 for each mercury thermostat that isn’t recycled!
Instead, you can get a $5 rebate for recycling your old thermostat. Learn more here.