Refrigerator Removal: How to Make Money off your Old Appliance

Get a little extra cash when you get rid of a fridge


Old refrigerators consume more energy than new, energy-efficient models. When it’s time to swap yours out for a new one, there are ways to make money for your old fridge. Here’s more about how to make a little cash during your refrigerator removal.

Sell it

If your old fridge is still functioning, there might be someone out there who can use it. This is especially true for low-income households, college students, and others who don’t wish to pay full price for a new one. Try your luck online or by organizing a yard sale and advertising that there’s a refrigerator for sale. This is a great way to get rid of any number of other items you have lying around. Remember: one person’s trash is another person’s treasure.

Sell it For Scrap Metal

Refrigerators contain a number of valuable metals that can be removed and reused to make new items. Do a little research online to find a company (or person) offering cash for old appliances. Having your old fridge (and other appliances, for that matter) broken down for parts does planet Earth a favor, too, by reducing landfill waste.

Recycle It

This isn’t a money maker, but refrigerator recycling is another option for people looking to unload an old refrigerator. If you can’t find a buyer, try searching the internet for an appliance recycling company. As with selling for scrap metal, recycling your fridge means you’re avoiding adding to a landfill. This, in turn, prevents toxic chemicals from leaking into the soil and polluting the groundwater.


You can save up to $150 a year on your energy bill once your new refrigerator has replaced your old one. This is a rather large incentive to trade up for an energy-efficient model.

Need Assistance with your Refrigerator Removal?

The team at JDog Junk Removal & Hauling is here to help haul your old refrigerators and appliances to their new homes. Contact us to schedule a pickup by calling 844-GET-JDOG today.