About our fridges program
The Brotherhood of St Laurence's fridges program is using an innovative approach to tackling the inefficiency of household fridges which are major contributors to ozone depletion, climate change, increased energy costs and landfill.
In 2005 a pilot scheme trialling a series of measures to increase energy efficiency at minimal cost for second-hand fridges was conducted. Following the successful pilot scheme, Phoenix Fridges was launched by the Brotherhood of St Laurence as a Brotherhood business, with support from Moreland Energy Foundation (MEFL), TRUenergy, the Adult Multicultural Education Service (AMES), the Victorian Government and Sustainability Victoria.
In July 2012, the Phoenix Fridges brand was absorbed as part of the Brotherhood of St Laurence community stores.
Our fridges program calls on the public to donate second-hand fridges or old fridges that are no longer working or required. These fridge donations are collected from Melbourne households FREE of charge.
Our fridges program is a step towards assisting low-income earners in the transition to a more environmentally- and economically-friendly lifestyle and relieving pressures placed on them as a result of climate change.
Reconditioned fridges can be purchased at Brotherhood community stores in Bentleigh, Brunswick, Croydon, Deer Park, Geelong, Knox, Moonee Ponds, Northcote and Pakenham.
To donate a fridge and arrange collection, please complete the collection form or phone 1300 DONATE (1300 366 283). You can deliver other household items directly to our community store locations.
We thank the following supporters of our fridges program:
Adult Multicultural Education Service (AMES)
Moreland Energy Foundation Ltd (MEFL)
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Brotherhood of St Laurence
25 Brunswick Road
Brunswick East, Vic. 3057
Phone: 1300 DONATE (1300 366 283)