If you have a working refrigerator or freezer that you don’t want any more, DTE will come, haul it out of your home and take it away — and DTE will pay you $40. They’ll also pay you $20 for an old window air conditioner that works.
There are a few more rules. You have to be a DTE customer and there has to be clear access to the appliance. Schedule a pickup date here.
DTE says so far it has recycled 95 percent of the materials in 30,500 refrigerators, reclaiming more than 90,000 pounds of aluminum, as well as significant quantities of other reusable materials.
Replacing an old refrigerator will pay off fast because the new ones use so much less electricity. DTE says a new fridge will cut your bill by up to $150 a year.