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JACO appliance recycling programs are
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Refrigerator Recycling Programs Take Off, New York Times
Green, Inc.

Rebate programs for old refrigerators, like this one in Sacramento, are proliferating. Programs that allow homeowners to trade in their old refrigerators and scoop up a rebate — a sort of “cash for clunkers” system for the fridge — are spreading quickly across the country.
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Appliances Get Their Own Recycled Clunkers Programs, USA Today
Cash for clunkers ended this week — for cars.
But old energy-hogging refrigerators and freezers qualify for recycling and cash from more than 60 utilities across the nation. And the federal government is making money available to states so consumers could get rebates of $50 to $200 for new, more energy-efficient appliances later this year in a so-called “cash for appliances” program. (read more)

Consumers Energy Customers Can Recycle Old Fridges and Freezers for Cash Rebates, Flint Journal
Consumers Energy will give you money to get rid of your beer fridge. But don't worry, you can keep the beer.

The utility will pay its electricity customers $30 for recycling second refrigerators and freezers through a program that began last month. (read more)

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$50 Offered for Old Refrigerators, FOX 2 News, Detroit
Cash for Clunkers is a big hit for the car industry. Now, DTE Energy is offering you $50 to turn in your old, energy guzzling refrigerators and freezers.

Ripping old refrigerators apart is creating green jobs, helping the environment and reducing energy costs. DTE Energy and Jaco Environmental are partners in the program where people turning in older refrigerators and freezers are given $50 and the old appliances are hauled away for free and recycled. (read more)

Clunker Refrigerator Rebate Program Hot, Detroit Free Press
It's where old refrigerators go to die, the harvest gold and avocado green uprights, the freezer chests, the round-topped, almost antique models.

A Livonia warehouse filled with appliances past their prime is the epicenter of an energy efficiency program adopted by utilities across the state. (read more)

Efficiency Vermont Launches Refrigerator/Freezer Recycling Initiative, Vermont Business Magazine
Efficiency Vermont has officially launched a new Refrigerator/Freezer Recycling Program today. Through the program, Efficiency Vermont offers $30 incentive payments to Vermont electric utility customers in exchange for their old refrigerators and freezers. Efficiency Vermont will also haul away the old units for free. (read more)

Vermont Takes Recycling to New Level, WCAX
One of the most useful appliances in any home, the refrigerator, is one of the worst threats to the environment. And older refrigerators are energy hogs as well. That's why Vermont is taking steps to encourage recycling of older units. (read more)

Vermont Program Buys Old Fridges, The Barre Montpelier Times Argus
A Vermont nonprofit hoping to save energy and reduce pollution launched a program Wednesday that pays $30 for old refrigerators and recycles their usable parts.

The first refrigerator was collected from the Swanton home of Ellsworth Moore in front of television and newspaper crews in the hopes of publicizing the Efficiency Vermont program that wants to collect about 3,000 refrigerators and freezers a year from Vermont homes. (read more)

Idaho Power Wants Old Fridges Recycled, Idaho Press Tribune
BOISE – Idaho Power has launched a new program this month to help customers remove and recycle old, inefficient refrigerators and freezers.

The “see ya later, refrigerator” program aims to help the utility's customers save energy and money on their monthly electric bills.  As an incentive to recycle the old appliances, customers receive a $30 incentive check for participating. (read more)

National Grid Offers Fridge Recycling Program, WBZTV, Boston
People having trouble getting rid of old, second refrigerators or freezers have a new place to turn.  And it won’t cost a dime.  In fact, National Grid will give you $30 for that unit.  And that could save you hundreds in energy costs.

Refrigerators made since 1990 blow the doors off old ones.  They are three times more efficient. (read more)

A Cool Green Option: $30 for Extra Refrigerators, Boston Globe, The Green Blog
That extra freezer or refrigerator humming in your garage or basement is probably an energy hog.  Older refrigerators – and most extra units in homes are older – can use more than three times the energy of newer models sold after 2001. (read more)

Companies Pitch Green Ideas, Newport, RI Daily News
PORTSMOUTH – Tom Mayo calls older refrigerators “environmental time bombs.”

“They’ve got freon, compressor oils, mercury switches, PCBs and polyurethane foam,” he said. “One molecule of freon in the atmosphere kills a million molecules of ozone.” (read more)

Giving Up Old Fridges, Freezers Will Pay Off for N.J. Residents, Newark Star-Ledger
A statewide energy program begins Wednesday that will pay New Jersey residents to ditch their old refrigerators and freezers. It will also create 20 green-industry jobs in East Brunswick.  (read more)

N.J. Pays Cold Cash for Old Refrigerators, The Press of Atlantic
City, NJ

New Jersey is paying its residents to ditch their old refrigerators.

Residents who recycle their old refrigerators and freezers will get $30 from New Jersey's Clean Energy Program as part of a new program launched Tuesday. The idea is for people to replace their older fridges with more energy-efficient models. (read more)

Refrigerator Recycling Programming Available Now, Casper,
WY Journal

Rocky Mountain Power is offering a way to recycle old, secondary refrigerators and freezers through its “See Ya Later, Refrigerator” program which is now available to customers in Wyoming. 

Those who take advantage of the free program will not only save on energy costs, but will receive a $30  incentive for participating in the free recycling program. (read more)

PPL Electric Utilities Launches Refrigerator, Freezer Recycling Program, Pike County, PA Press
LEHIGH VALLEY – PPL Electric Utilities on Thursday (11/5) launched its new refrigerator and freezer recycling program with the pickup of the first unit at the home of Mary Ann Smeltz.

For Smeltz and thousands of other PPL Electric Utilities customers, turning in older, energy-wasting refrigerators and freezers is a great way to save money as well as help save the environment by using less electricity and properly disposing of the toxic materials found in old fridges. (read more)

PPL Customers Can Have Old Appliances Picked Up for Free, Standard Speaker
Beginning today, PPL Electric Utilities customers can schedule a free pickup of their old working refrigerator, freezer or room air conditioner by calling 1-877-270-3522 or visiting www.pplelectric.com/recycle.

Customers will receive a $35 rebate and could save up to $150 on their annual electric costs. (read more)

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