Earth Hour 2017 is on Saturday 25 March at 8.30pm. All Ku-ring-gai residents are encouraged to switch off their lights for an hour during this symbolic international event.
However, we want to go beyond the hour by further encouraging Ku-ring-gai residents to switch off and recycle any second (or third!) fridges or upright freezers that you have chewing through the power in your home.
Many second fridges are old, inefficient, rarely used and are located in areas of the home that are prone to high heat (such as garages) which makes them guzzle more power to stay cool.
Fridge Buyback’s professional removalists can collect and recycle your working second fridge or upright freezer that is at least 200 litres in capacity. For most residents, the collection is free. A fee only applies if the property has more than 20 steps. For collections involving six stairs or less, Fridge Buyback will pay YOU $25!
By switching off your second fridge or upright freezer, you can cut your electricity use by about 10% and save about $300 a year on your electricity bill.
Our target: switch off 100 fridges across Ku-ring-gai for Earth Hour
This Earth Hour our goal is to have 100 second fridges collected by Fridge Buyback for recycling. In terms of energy saving, this is the same as switching off ten Ku-ring-gai homes – for good!
Ku-ring-gai is already the best-performing council in NSW for switching off and recycling second fridges and upright freezers. More than 3,250 fridges have been collected since 2006. However, with an estimated 11,500 second fridges running in the Ku-ring-gai area, we can still do more.
Book a Fridge Buyback collection for your chance to win!
Book a collection through Fridge Buyback for Earth Hour between 27 February and 5pm 17 April 2017 and be in the running to win a native stingless beehive worth $450. The first 100 residents who successfully schedule the collection during this period will be eligible to receive a KeepCup reusable coffee cup valued at $16.
Full terms and conditions can be found at the bottom of this page.
Anyone who enquires with Fridge Buyback and schedules a collection for an eligible fridge or upright freezer before 5pm Friday 17 April will be entered into the prize draw.
To book your collection visit www.fridgebuyback.com.au/ or call 1800 708 401
Fridge Buyback will call you to confirm your eligibility and schedule a collection.
Terms and conditions
This promotion is only open to Ku-ring-gai residents and closes at 5pm on Friday 17 April 2017.
Individual prize draw
To be eligible you must successfully schedule the collection of a working second fridge or upright freezer of 200 litres or more in capacity through Fridge Buyback before close of business on Friday 17 April 2017. The main prize will be won by the first name pulled out of the draw. The main prize for the individual draw is a native stingless beehive (valued at $450). All Ku-ring-gai residents that successfully schedule the collection of a working second fridge or upright freezer of 200 litres or more in capacity through Fridge Buyback before close of business on Friday 17 April 2017 are eligible to receive a KeepCup reusable coffee cup valued at $16. Coffee cups must be picked up from Ku-ring-gai Council Customer Service at 818 Pacific Highway, Gordon, NSW 2072. The winner will be drawn out of a hat at 3pm on Wednesday 19 April 2017 at 3pm at Ku-ring-gai Council, Gordon. The winner will be informed by email and telephone and announced via Ku-ring-gai Council communications on Friday 21 April 2017.