Thanks to the Texas Appliance Recycling Program, El Paso Electric (EPE) Texas residential customers can take advantage of the opportunity to recycle their old refrigerator or freezer and earn $70. The program, which runs through March 31, allows for the appliance to be picked up safely at the customer’s home, earning them an extra $20 for recycling these appliances during the month of March.

While EPE’s Texas Appliance Recycling Program normally offers $50  to residential customers, the promotional $70 rebate is for a limited time and will expire at the end of March. “Whether our Texas residential customers have an old inefficient fridge or freezer or they are considering buying a new one, now is the time to take advantage of this special opportunity because of the short and long term benefits,” said EPE Energy Efficiency Supervisor Araceli Perea. “Not only will customers receive $70 for recycling their old fridge or freezer, but they will also save on energy costs as older appliances use more energy and are more harmful to the environment.”

Utility officials say that recycling old appliances can be very beneficial to our environment. “Refrigerators and freezers that are ten years or older consume more energy, and emit damaging chemicals like chlorofluorocarbons into the atmosphere negatively impacting the ozone layer,” EPE officials share. “Recycling old appliances allow those components to be converted into other products.”

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Author: El Paso Herald-Post