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Wis. Program Offers $50 to those who Recycle Energy-Hog Refrigerators

By: WSAW Staff
By: WSAW Staff

Focus on Energy, a Wisconsin utilities’ statewide program for energy efficiency and renewable energy, says they have upped the incentive to those who recycle their old energy hog refrigerators.

In addition to the $50 incentive, program participation can result in as much as $150 a year in utility bill savings. Ninety-five percent of each old refrigerator or freezer is converted into recyclable metal, glass and plastic, and hazardous materials are safely extracted and disposed of to prevent environmental damage.

“Wisconsin residents made significant energy efficiency improvements in 2012 by recycling 13,426 outdated refrigerators and freezers,” said William S. Haas, program director for Focus on Energy. “However, we know there are many more of these inefficient appliances in basements and garages throughout the state.

Wisconsin residents can schedule a free pickup by calling 1-855-398-5226. Refrigerators and freezers must be in working order, clean and empty, with an inside measurement between 10 and 30 cubic feet – standard size for most units.

In addition, there must be a clear path for removal through a garage, basement or kitchen. A maximum of two units per household per calendar year will be accepted.

Click here to find out more from FocusonEnergy.com.


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