L&P Offering $60 Rebate for Old, Inefficient Refrigerators
[Last Updated: 1/4/2012 11:12:13 AM]

For Immediate Release


Contact:  Jim Cooper, Manger of Communications & Energy Services

   Traverse City Light & Power

               Phone: (231) 932-4560 or E-mail: jcooper@tclp.org

Contact:  Phil Callighan, Sr. Account Executive, Knorr Marketing

   Phone: (231) 947-9707, ext. 207; Mobile: (231) 342-7590

               or E-mail: philc@knorrmarketing.com 


L&P Offering $60 Rebate for Old, Inefficient Refrigerators


(Traverse City, Michigan) – Traverse City Light & Power (TCL&P) is offering a $60 incentive to its customers to recycle old, inefficient refrigerators that are in working condition. In addition to the $60 rebate, the program will also benefit TCL&P customers by helping them save up to $150 a year in energy costs as a result of lower electricity usage.

Typically, the appliances recycled through the program are outdated units used for extra storage and kept in garages and basements. Refrigerators manufactured before 1990 can use two to three times more electricity than new appliances.

“Having an older refrigerator picked up for recycling is an easy way to make money, reduce monthly expenses and do your part to protect the environment,” said Jim Cooper, Manager of Communications & Energy Services.

The refrigerator recycling program is not a traditional rebate program because purchasing a new appliance is not necessary. To receive the $60 reward, TCL&P customers need to schedule a pickup time to have their old, working refrigerator removed. Appliance recycler JACO Environmental will then recycle refrigerators through

a process that returns 95 percent of their material back into the manufacturing stream. It also safely extracts various toxic components that are found inside refrigerators, including contaminated oils, mercury and CFCs (Chlorofluorocarbons) that both deplete the ozone layer and accelerate global warming.

To schedule the pickup of a refrigerator for recycling, call 1-877-270-3519 or visitwww.tclp.org. Customers will receive a check for $60 within four to six weeks after the collection of the appliance. Refrigerators to be recycled must be in working order with an inside measurement of 10 cubic feet or more.

Visit the TCL&P website to see other ways TCL&P is helping its customers save on their electric bill.

Traverse City Light & Power (www.tclp.org) is a community-owned,

community-focused municipal utility that offers energy at low rates in the region to over 11,000 customers in Traverse City, and parts of Blair, East Bay, Elmwood, Garfield, Peninsula and Paradise townships.

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