The South County Energy Efficiency Partnership (SCEEP), a partnership of Southern California Edison (SCE), Southern California Gas Company, the cities of Carpinteria, Goleta, Santa Barbara, and the County of Santa Barbara, are hosting a free refrigerator pick-up weekend on Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.

All residents and businesses in South Santa Barbara County that want to replace their older working refrigerator or freezer with a more energy-efficient appliance or dispose of a spare are encouraged to register.

In addition to picking up old, working units and recycling them, SCE will also pay $50 for a refrigerator and $50 for a freezer, limit two units per qualifying customer. Old appliances are dismantled at a recycling center where the metals and refrigerants are removed in an environmentally safe manner.

To participate in the pick-up, call 1-800-234-9722 or register here.

To qualify, refrigerators or freezers must be in working (e.g., cooling) order and between 10 and 32 cubic feet, located at a valid SCE billing address within the SCE territory. Pickup is limited to two refrigerators or freezers per location per year.

The refrigerator pick-up is one of many SCE programs hosted by the South County Energy Efficiency Partnership to help the region shift toward more energy-efficient technologies.