FRANKLIN, Wis. (AP) -- The old refrigerator in your garage or basement could be worth $1,000.
Wisconsin's Focus on Energy program is offering $1,000 to the person who turns in the oldest refrigerator in the state. The contest is meant to encourage households to recycle old, energy-inefficient appliances.
Thus far, it has collected about 11,000 refrigerators. The goal is to recycle 16,000.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports about 20 percent of Wisconsin homes have a second refrigerator and many are energy wasters.
If you have one you want to recycle call: 1-855-398-5226.
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