Special Instructions
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Refrigerators are not allowed to be disposed of at the curbside. Use one of the options below to dispose of your refrigerator.

Bulky Item Collection:
Each Truckee resident can schedule up to two bulky item curbside collections for FREE each year. Each pickup includes up to one bulky item (couch, mattress, etc.) AND up to 3-cubic yards of recyclables, electronic waste, and universal waste. Additional pickups are available for a fee. Individual items cannot exceed 200 lbs.

Call TTSD at (530) 583-7800 to schedule your pickup.

Landfill Drop-Off:
Please drop-off large appliances at the Eastern Regional Landfill. The disposal cost for appliances is $10.75 per item.

Avoid Removing It Yourself

Mishandling these bulky appliances can lead to physical harm. Hire a properly trained individual to remove a refrigerator or its compressor if you lack the experience. They may need to recover refrigerant before you can dispose of the fridge.

Never Dump Illegally

Refrigerators and other large appliances contain hazardous components, such as oil, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and mercury. Never dump these items because they leach hazardous chemicals into the environment.

Alternative Ways to Recycle


Bounty Programs for Old Refrigerators

Local or regional utilities host bounty programs that take back used appliances. Receive discounts and rebates for turning old refrigerators for an ENERGY STAR® qualified model, which saves energy and money on operating costs. Find out more from your utility provider.


Sears RAD Program

Sears was the first broad line retailer to join the EPA’s Responsible Appliance Disposal (RAD) program. Sears hauls away and disposes of refrigerators, freezers, AC units and dehumidifiers when customers purchase energy efficient products.

Ways to Reduce

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Buy an Energy Efficient Fridge

Purchase a refrigerator that is energy efficient like one marked ENERGY STAR® . ENERGY STAR®  is a government-backed certification for energy efficient appliances. Learn more about how to pick out an eco-friendly fridge that will meets your needs.

Did You Know?

Home Efficiency Audit

Home Depot developed an easy-to-use tool that you can use to calculate your home’s energy use. This tool can also help you take steps to reducing your energy bill and help the environment. Find out more.

How Refrigerator Recycling Works