Duquesne Light Offers Refrigerator Recycling Program
Appliance recycling programs offer a state’s residents some terrific opportunities to easily get rid of their old refrigerators, freezers and other big appliances. Customers who have appliances that are energy efficient can save a lot of money on their electricity bills by replacing those machines with new energy efficient models. The best recycling programs offer customers a rebate to help them pay for the new energy efficient appliances that they need.
One example of a current recycling program is the refrigerator and freezer recycling program offered by Duquesne Light Company in Pennsylvania. It’s called Watt Choices. Here’s how it works:
- - You schedule a pick up date and time for the company to come out and get your old freezer or refrigerator. You can schedule it online through the company’s website or you can call them to schedule a convenient pickup time.
- - They come out and take away your inefficient old refrigerator or freezer. Most people use this service to have them haul away a second machine that is in the basement or garage just wasting electricity. However, some people use the service to get rid of an inefficient old machine that’s being used as the main kitchen item. Either way there is no fee to haul away the item. You save money right there on the cost of getting it hauled to the dump.
- - You receive a rebate check of $35. That’s right, the program pays you $35 for your participation in the recycling program. It takes about six weeks to receive the rebate after your appliances have been picked up.
It’s that simple. Plus, if you purchase a new more energy-efficient freezer or refrigerator to replace the one that has been hauled away then you should check the current rebates from Duquesne Light Company because you may qualify for additional rebate money for your purchase.
At the very least you get $35 for someone to take away an old appliance that you aren’t using anymore. If you had been using it and you stop using it (if it was a second refrigerator) or you replace it with a new energy-efficient model then you’ll see additional savings on your PA Duquesne electric bill over time. It’s a win-win situation.
Note that there are some rules and restrictions for eligibility for this program so you’ll need to read the terms carefully to make sure that you qualify for the rebate.
Publish Date: 2011-03-11 11:00:56
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