Appliance Turn-In Program
Program Selected : FirstEnergy Ohio - Residential Program

Recycle your old refrigerator or freezer and receive a check for $50. Chances are, the old refrigerator or freezer in your basement or garage is running up your utility bill by an average of $150 a year. Recycle it, reduce your energy use and keep harmful materials out of landfills. We’ll pick it up and you’ll pick up $50.

Old refrigerators and freezers typically use two times more electricity than newer models that are being produced today.

FirstEnergy's Ohio Utilities have contracted JACO Environmental to provide appliance recycling services to their Ohio residential customers. JACO will perform all pick up and recycling activities for this program.

To schedule an appointment with JACO for an appliance pick up, call 877-545-4112 or to schedule online enter your zip code below.

You will receive $50 for recycling a working refrigerator or freezer - and $25 for a working air conditioner. Checks will be mailed by JACO approximately 4 to 6 weeks after pickup. See below for program requirements.

Please enter your zip code to schedule your unit pickup.
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Program Requirements
  • The refrigerator or freezer must be clean, empty, defrosted and in working condition.
  • The refrigerator or freezer unit must be between 10 and 30 cubic feet.
  • You must be an Ohio residential customer of Toledo Edison, Ohio Edison or The Illuminating Company.
  • There is a limit of two refrigerators or freezers and two room size air conditioners per household per calendar year.
  • If you are recycling one side-by-side refrigerator, it will be considered as one appliance for recycling. It will not be counted as two separate units.
  • AC units must be included with a qualifying refrigerator or freezer to qualify for pickup.
  • The customer must own the unit(s) being recycled.
  • An adult, 18 years of age or older, must be present to sign and release the unit at the time of the pickup.
  • Recycling appliance must be disconnected from waterlines prior to the pickup crew's arrival.
  • The unit needs to be plugged in and running on the day of the pickup.
  • You must provide clear and safe access to your appliances for the removal team. JACO will not risk injury or be able to move personal effects or modify your home(e.g.: remove door or railings) to remove the unit(s).

The Appliance Turn In Program.

Again, for your efforts to recycle responsibly, you will receive a $50 check for your working refrigerator or freezer - and a $25 check for a working room air conditioner approximately 4 to 6 weeks after pick up.

By participating in this program, Customer agrees to allow the local utility to take ownership of the Energy Efficiency resource credits associated with the measures generated through this program. Your local utility may at its sole discretion then aggregate your credits with other similarly situated customers and bid the credits into the PJM market through an auction. Any proceeds from any such bids accepted by PJM will be used to offset the costs charged to the utility’s customers for compliance with state mandated energy efficiency and/or peak demand requirements.

If you have any questions about the program, or if you would like to schedule your pick up date by phone, please feel free to contact JACO's customer service center toll free at 877-545-4112. This program will continue until further notice or until funding is exhausted. Program is subject to change or termination without prior notice.

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