Rid-A-Fridge Program

We Pick Up, We Recycle, You Get Paid!


Rid-a-Fridge makes it easy for residential electric customers to surrender old, working refrigerators and freezers. We will pick up and recycle old, working units for free and pay you a reward:

  • Oahu households will receive $50.
  • Maui households will receive $65.

Note: The Rid-A-Fridge & Trade-Up rebates may not be combined. To learn more about our Refrigerator Trade-Up rebate, click here.

Effective immediately, the $65 Rid-A-Fridge rebate for Hawaii County is suspended until further notice. We are actively seeking alternative solutions and hope we can continue to provide this rebate to Hawaii Island participants in the near future. Please call 1-877-231-8222 if you have any questions.

Did you know?

  • Old, inefficient refrigerators can use two to three times more electricity than new ENERGY STAR® models.
  • An extra refrigerator and/or freezer can cost $292 on Oahu, $314 on Maui and $336 on Hawaii Island* to operate each year.

*Actual savings may vary depending on the age and condition of the removed appliance and the electricity rates of each island as of July 2014.

How to Get Started

Step 1: Call for a free pick-up. On Oahu, call 537-5577. On Maui and Hawaii Island, call toll-free 1-877-231-8222.

Step 2: Complete & send in application. You will receive the application during the pick-up and it must be postmarked within sixty (60) days of the pick up.

Make a Difference. Donate Your Rebate to Your Local Food Bank!

14% of Hawaii residents (more than 183,000 people) are in need of emergency food assistance, including young children and the elderly. Hawaii Energy is proud to partner once again with the Hawaii Foodbank (Oahu), Maui Food Bank (Maui) and The Food Basket (Hawaii island) to help bring much-needed assistance to Hawaii's hungry. By choosing to donate your rebate amount to your local food bank, your gift can provide up to 250 meals!

To donate, simply check the “I’d like to make a difference” box on your rebate application.

Promotion continues while funding lasts. Thank you for supporting Hawaii's food banks.

Rid-A-Fridge is a residential rebate offered while funding lasts. Rewards are available on a first-come, first-served basis to electric utility account holders, with a limit of one refrigerator and one freezer per household. The appliances must be full size (at least 14 cubic feet) and currently in use to qualify. Call us for more information. Some restrictions may apply.