Lowes hardware stores and appliance recycling companies such as Jaco Environmental are two places customers can trade in appliances for cash rebates. Both these organizations, as well as numerous others through the United States, participate in the U.S. Government Cash for Appliance program that gives cash rebates for old appliances.
The Cash for Appliances program is sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency. It is designed to make U.S. homes more energy efficient by offering rebates on new appliances for each old appliance traded in. According to Lowes, amounts commonly offered are between $50 and $200 per appliance depending on the age, model, type of appliances and other market factors.