Appliance Recycling

We'll remove and recycle your refrigerator or freezer for free and give you a $50 gift card.

Schedule a date to remove your old refrigerator or freezer and receive a $50 gift card.

It’s an easy way to clean up and save. Recycling your old appliance can save you $80 or more per year in energy costs.

At the same time, we will take away and recycle a small fridge or freezer, room air conditioner or dehumidifier and you’ll receive an additional $20.

Important Note To Customers Regarding COVID-19:

To safeguard the health and safety of customers and DTE Energy employees, the Appliance Recycling Program is encouraging outdoor pickup whenever possible. Upon scheduling an appointment, you will be asked to move the appliance outside of the home, if you are able. Field Crews will also use personal protective equipment (PPE) and follow social distancing guidelines.

How it works

You are eligible for Appliance Recycling if you are a current DTE Residential Electric customer.

These are easy steps to follow:

To qualify for $50, the unit must be 10 to 30 cubic feet in size. To receive $20, the fridge or freezer must be under 9.9 cubic feet.

Use our convenient measurement tool on this page to see if your refrigerator or freezer qualifies for appliance recycling.

Schedule your appointment online.

The refrigerator or freezer must be clean, empty, defrosted and in working condition.

Disconnect the unit from water lines before the pick-up team arrives.

Please Note: We cannot accept refrigerators or freezers with cut cords.

The unit must be plugged in, running and disconnected from water lines.

Make sure there is clear and safe passage for removing your appliance(s). The removal team will not risk injury, and they will not move furniture, remove doors or railings or modify your home in any way.

Stairway handrails or barriers must be removed prior to appointment if the unit will not fit through the opening.

All pets must be kept in an enclosed area during the appliance pick-up.

If you are also recycling a dehumidifier or an air conditioner, they must be in working condition and removed at the same time as your refrigerator or freezer.

An adult, 18 years or older, must be present to sign and release the unit at pick-up time.

Maximum two (2) visits per customer site in a calendar year. Each visit is limited to two large appliances (refrigerator and/or freezer) and two small appliances (small fridge or freezer, room air conditioner and/or dehumidifier).

Please note: if it’s less than 48 hours before your appointment and you need to reschedule or cancel, please call us toll free, (866) 796-0512.

Get an appointment to remove your old refrigerator or freezer.

Have questions?
Call us at 866.796.0512 or email us.

How to Measure Your Refrigerator or Freezer

To qualify for appliance recycling, your refrigerator or freezer must be 10-30 cubic feet in size.

1. Get Measurements (inches)

Width (inside)

Height (inside)

Depth (inside)

2. Enter Measurements (inches)


Limited Funds Available

Electric Customers


Rebates funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis and customers are encouraged to apply early, as program funds are limited.