The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

December 5, 2012

Turn Old Fridge Into Holiday Cash with PPL Recycling Incentive

The Daily Item

— PPL Electric Utilities’ customers now have even more incentive to turn their old, inefficient refrigerators and freezers into holiday cash with a limited-time boost to the incentive for participating in its appliance recycling program.

The utility is raising its incentive from $35 to $50 for November and December to encourage customers to recycle old, energy-wasting refrigerators and freezers. In addition to the incentive, getting rid of an outdated refrigerator or freezer can save customers up to $150 per year on their electric bill and that also can help offset the higher cost of heating homes during cold winter months.

To participate in the E-power® appliance recycling program, PPL Electric Utilities customers can schedule a free pick-up at their home by calling (877) 270-3522, or by visiting The program is limited to the removal of two units per household each calendar year. Refrigerators or freezers to be recycled must be in working order and between 10 and 30 cubic feet — standard size for most units.

Units picked up through the program are transported to an appliance recycling facility operated by JACO Environmental in Hatfield, Montgomery County. JACO safely removes hazardous materials from the old energy-guzzlers, reclaiming 95 percent of the materials in the appliances for reuse in manufacturing new products. Even the foam insulation is safely incinerated to generate electricity.