I Used To Be So Cool

Refrigerator and Freezer Recycling

Your fridge or freezer was made in the 70s, 80s or 90s. It used to be so cool, but now just wastes your energy. If you’re looking for a good reason to retire an old, full-size, working refrigerator or freezer, Ameren Illinois will give you three: 

  • We will provide you with a $50 reward to kick off the savings
  • You could save $100 a year or more on electric costs
  • We will provide free pickup and haul away of your old fridge or freezer

And better yet — Ameren Illinois will give your old appliances a new life. Our recycling facility in Peoria reuses the metal, glass and plastic parts from your old fridge or freezer. These parts are recycled and made into brand new products.

Eligibility and Participation Requirements

Are you eligible for free refrigerator or freezer appliance pickup and a $50 reward?

You are if:

  1. You’re an Ameren Illinois residential electric customer, and
  1. Your refrigerator or freezer is full-size (i.e., 10–27 cubic ft) and still cools.

That’s it! It doesn’t matter how old the appliance is, or where it is in your home. You don’t even have to purchase a new appliance to qualify for the reward.

If you meet the eligibility requirements above, grab your Ameren Illinois account number and schedule an appliance pickup online, or to schedule a pickup by phone call 1.866.899.9088.

Either way, once we’ve taken that old refrigerator or freezer off your hands, we’ll send you a check for $50 within six weeks.

Other Resources

From Energy Hog to ENERGY STAR®. Getting ready to purchase that stainless steel refrigerator/freezer you’ve been dreaming about? Keep in mind ENERGY STAR qualified refrigerators are required to use 20% less energy than models not labeled with the ENERGY STAR logo. On average, an ENERGY STAR qualified model can cut your energy bills by $165 over the lifetime of your fridge.

No one knows more about ENERGY STAR appliances than ENERGY STAR. Their refrigerator buying overview and buying guide is just the place to get started. Or, find out how efficient (or not) your fridge is with the ENERGY STAR Refrigerator Calculator.

Big Name in Small Energy Bills. You see the ENERGY STAR name all over the place these days. Would you like to know more about the meaning behind this designation? Learn more about ENERGY STAR program.

More Ways to Save: Most homes offer tons of opportunities for saving energy that you may not even realize. AmerenIllinoisSavings.com is your gateway to a wealth of energy efficiency videos, checklists and tips for saving energy both inside, and outside, of your home.