You can now get paid $30 for your old (still working) refrigerator, and have it taken away for free. The NJ Board of Public Utilities just started the program, which works something like the federal cash-for-clunkers program and is designed to get inefficient older refrigerators out of people's houses and safely recycled.
Wonder if there will be a similar program for all of us codglings when we get old and inefficient, ala Monty Python.
More information at:
http://www.njcleanenergy.com/residential/programs/refrigerator-freezer-recycling-program. "Call 877-270-3520 to schedule a free pick up of your old refrigerator or freezer."