Refrigerator Recycling Program

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Are you waiting for Black Friday to buy a new refrigerator?


If you are, then we have a deal for you. The City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU) is offering $50 for your old Refrigerator or freezer. Pickup is FREE and we will come to your home or office.

Through a grant offered by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, City of Palo Alto Utilities residents can partner in the responsible appliance disposal program. This program is helping reduce waste entering our landfills and harmful release of greenhouse gas emissions.

Don’t forget to call us for a free pickup of your old refrigerator or freezer! (888) 540-7756 or

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Your Trusted Energy Advisor

Are you interested in lowering your energy bill? Consider other ways to make your home more efficient and save money through our Home Efficiency Genie Program by visiting the Efficiency Genie website, and schedule a Genie house call to receive a customized road map to cost effective home performance improvements.

Call the Genie today! (650) 713-3411

Upcoming Events

Plant Succulent

Pruning and Making New Plants From Old

Saturday, November 23


Mitchell Park Community Center

3700 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto

Horticulturist and designer Deva Luna is a master at making complicated topics easy to understand. She loves plants and will share tips on the best way to prune, so the landscape grows better and looks natural. And, as a bonus, how to propagate new plants for free!

Register Here

Rain Barrels

Rainwater Harvesting: Rain Gardens, Rain Barrels, and Cisterns

December 7, 9am-noon

Mitchell Park Community Center

3700 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto

Come learn about capturing rainwater on your property with rain gardens, rain barrels, and cisterns to help conserve water and reduce runoff volume. Learn about designing and maintaining these systems, rebate offers, and resources available to you regarding rain barrels and cisterns.

Register Here

Upcoming Workshops

Please visit our workshops webpage for other upcoming events.

Contact Us:

(650) 329-2241