Refrigerator & Air Conditioner Recycling Program - ARCA Recycling

Got an old refrigerator, freezer, or air conditioner you need to dispose of?


We will pick it up for free and mail you a $50 check for participating.

By properly recycling these appliances, you’ll help prevent potent greenhouse gases from escaping into the atmosphere and contaminants from getting into the landfill.

Program Qualifications

  • Applicant must be a San Mateo County or City of Los Banos resident
  • Applicant must own the unit(s) being recycled
  • Eligible appliances:
    1. Refrigerator or freezer up to 30 cubic feet and window or wall-mounted air conditioning units
    2. Unit does not have to be in working condition 
  • Two units maximum per household per calendar year

Next steps

  1. Schedule your pick up by filling out the form below or calling 888-646-2196
  2. Unit will be collected from your home at scheduled time (must be empty and clean)
  3. A $50 rebate check per unit will be mailed four to six weeks after collection

Peninsula Clean Energy has partnered with ARCA Recycling to collect the units and ensure they are properly recycled. 

For questions, call ARCA at 888-646-2196