TCL&P Expanding Rebates at Community Recycling Event
[Last Updated: 10/29/2012 1:20:29 PM]

For Immediate Release                                                                        

October 29, 2011               


Contact:  Jim Cooper, Manager of Communications & Energy Services

   Traverse City Light & Power

                Phone: (231) 932-4560 or E-mail:


TCL&P Expanding Rebates at Community Recycling Event


(Traverse City, Michigan) —Traverse City Light & Power (TCL&P) will be expanding the rebates offered to customers at the Clean Up and Green Up event on November 4, 2012. TCL&P customers will be able to take advantage of a $60 incentive when they recycle inefficient, yet still working, refrigerators and also a $15 incentive when they recycle working dehumidifiers and air conditioners.   

TCL&P is partnering with the Michigan Green Consortium for the Clean Up and Green Up event that will be held in Traverse City from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 280 Hughes Drive, home to American Waste’s Traverse City recycling facility.

“Normally it would cost customers to recycle an old refrigerator, dehumidifier or air conditioner,” said Jim Cooper, TCL&P manager of communications and energy services. “Turning in your old units at this event is free and Light and Power will give customers an incentive to bring them in.”

While all community members can participate by recycling both working and non-working units, in order to qualify for TCL&P’s incentives, participants must be a TCL&P customer and the units turned in must be in working condition, as required by the Michigan Public Service Commission’s State Energy Optimization Program. TCL&P customers are asked to bring a copy of their electric bill to receive the proper incentive.

TCL&P will also be providing rebate information on other incentives, which include rebates for purchasing a new refrigerator, dehumidifier or air conditioner.

Customers unable to attend the recycling event are able to take advantage of TCL&P’s home refrigerator and freezer recycling program. TCL&P’s contractor will pick up the unit for free and customers will receive a $60 incentive. To schedule a home pick up, customers should call 1-877-270-3519.

            The Clean Up and Green Up event is a free community-wide recycling event that encourages local residents to bring in difficult-to-recycle items that have salvageable components or materials that can be repurposed or reused.             

For a map of the event location and comprehensive list of items accepted, see the Clean Up and Green Up website,, or call 231-947-1688.

Traverse City Light & Power ( is a community-owned, community-focused municipal utility that offers reliable energy at low cost rates to over 11,500 customers in Traverse City, and parts of Blair, East Bay, Elmwood, Garfield, Peninsula and Paradise townships.

The Michigan Green Consortium, established in 2008, is a non-profit organization of member companies that focus on sustainability. Its mission is to develop, expand and grow the Michigan economy through encouraging the development of and promoting growth for the green and sustainable business. 

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