Rocky Mountain Power offers fridge/freezer recycling program
They’ll haul it away for free and give you a $30 incentive check.
by Pinedale Online!
October 14, 2009
Rocky Mountain Power (RMP) is offering their customers an incentive program to recycle older refrigerators and freezers and replace them with new, energy-efficient models. RMP will pick up your old fridge or freezer and give a $30 incentive back.
"Older refrigerators and freezers use up to four times the energy of newer models. By recycling that old fridge or freezer, you can save up to $150 a year on your electric bill and get a $30 incentive," RMP says in their promotion literature. "We’ll even haul it away for free."
This program is offered to all Rocky Mountain Power residential customers in Idaho, Utah and Wyoming. Refrigerators must be in working condition and must be plugged in to verify they are working. Units a minimum of 10 cubic feet in size (based on inside measurements) qualify for the program. Customers must own the unit(s) being recycled. Limit two units per residential address. A check will be mailed to you within 4-6 weeks after the appliance collection. Rocky Mountain Power has contracted with JACO, an appliance recycler, to pick up and recycle refrigerators and freezers. RMP asks that the old unit is empty when it is picked up.
When shopping for a new refrigerator or freezer, look for ENERGY STAR® labeled models and you may be eligible for an incentive through RMP’s Home Energy Savings program.
To schedule a free pick up, sign up online at www.rockymountainpower.net/recycle, or call the RMP customer service center toll free at 1-866-899-5539. This program is offered to a limited geographic area from October 15 and March 15 each year because of possible weather and/or road conditions. If you are not sure about your area, please call and speak to a RMP representative.
Facts about old appliances and recycling:
1. Old refrigerators and freezers are not bio-degradable. This is why states like California and Illinois have laws that prohibit dumping these appliances into land fills.
2. Because of the way appliances have to be recycled, many recycling companies have to charge a fee to pick up and recycle your old appliances. When you enroll in this program, RMP will pick it up and recycle your old refrigerator or freezer for free.
3. Old refrigerators and freezers typically use two times more electricity than newer models that are being produced today.
Rocky Mountain Power says: "If everybody tries to do their part to conserve energy and to recycle responsibly, this could help manage our energy resources well into the future."
For more information about the recycling program, or to schedule a pickup date by phone; please call the RMP customer service center toll free at 866-899-5539.