Georgia Power customers who have older, energy-wasting refrigerators or freezers that are still in working condition can contact Georgia Power to arrange a free in-home pickup and receive $35. Georgia Power is encouraging customers to recycle their old refrigerator or freezer through its EarthCents Refrigerator Recycling Program to “create extra space in your home, lower your electric bills and earn you a little extra cash.”
The Refrigerator Recycling Program is a part of Georgia Power’s EarthCents initiative, which offers residential and business customers a portfolio of energy efficiency programs to help them save money, use energy efficiently and help the environment.
“We’re seeing more and more of our customers taking advantage of our EarthCents Refrigerator Recycling Program to conserve energy and save money on their electric bills,” said Angela Strickland, Georgia Power’s director of energy efficiency.
“In fact, demand has been so great,” Strickland said, “we recently expanded our program statewide and have relocated to a new, larger recycling facility in Tucker, Georgia, just outside Atlanta.”
There are an estimated 235,000 secondary refrigerators around the state that are more than 10 years old and pre-date higher energy efficiency standards set for new models. Customers who remove these inefficient appliances from their home can save up to $150 a year in electricity costs.
Georgia Power customers can schedule a free refrigerator pickup and learn if they qualify by calling 1-866-446-9250 or visiting georgiapower.com/refrigerator.