Refrigerator Recycling Program

Your old fridge or freezer could be costing you a fortune to operate. If you recycle it, PNM will pick it up for free and we'll give you $50.

How to get your $50

PNM recycles refrigerators and freezers for our residential and business customers. You can schedule an appointment to pick up your old fridge or freezer. Call 877-838-1139 or schedule a pick-up date online.

After you schedule your pick up, your old fridge or freezer will be hauled away to be recycled. You will receive your check for $50 in four to six weeks.

Is your old refrigerator eligible for a recycling rebate?

In order to be eligible your old refrigerator must be in working condition and be a typical kitchen-sized unit (10 to 32 cubic feet in size). Dorm-sized refrigerators do not qualify.  There is a limit of two units for businesses, more accepted if approved by PNM.  Limit of two refrigerators and/or freezers per residential household.

Did you know:

  • Older refrigerators are much less energy-efficient than new ones.
  •  A 25-year-old refrigerator can use up to three times more electricity than a new one, 1500 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year, compared to about 500 kWh per year.
  • Remove an older, secondary refrigerator and you could save about $175 annually on your electricity bill.

Find out how much you can save by replacing or removing an old fridge.