Saturday, September 24, 2011

Recycling Refrigerators For Cash

Recycling Refrigerators For Cash

Fridge & Freezer Farewell Program Starts Today

By WCTI Staff

September 23, 2011

Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative has kicked off their Refrigerator/Freezer Recycle program and are scheduled for the first pick-ups today. Members can receive $50 cash if they have their older, inefficient, refrigerators and freezers recycled. The Fridge & Freezer Farewell program focuses on working, secondary or spare refrigerators and freezers, such as those found in garages, outbuildings and basements, because these units are typically older and less efficient than newer models. By giving up old, inefficient appliances, members are not only saving money and getting cash back, they also are assuring that some 120 pounds of steel and other materials are properly recylced.

In addition to saving members' money, the program helps CCEC meet the state's Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard. This mandate requires that a certain percentage of electric sales come from reductions in electricity usage through energy efficiency and from renewable energy sources.


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