Recycling Event Provides Opportunity for $15 Bill Credit
[Last Updated: 3/7/2012 11:17:23 AM]

Media Contact: Jim Cooper, Manager of Communications & Energy Services, Traverse City Light & Power, Phone: (231) 932-4560 or    E-mail:

Recycling Event Provides Opportunity for $15 Bill Credit 

(Traverse City, Michigan) —Traverse City Light & Power (L&P) is providing an opportunity for customers to recycle their inefficient, yet still working, dehumidifiers and air conditioners at the Clean Up and Green Up event on March 11 and receive a $15 credit on their next utility bill.  

L&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. on March 11, at 280 Hughes Drive, home to American Waste’s Traverse City recycling facility.

“By recycling inefficient dehumidifiers and air conditioners, Light and Power customers will save energy and be rewarded with a credit on their bill,” said Jim Cooper, L&P manager of communications and energy services.

While all community members can participate by recycling both working and non-working units, in order to qualify for the $15 bill credit from L&P, participants must be L&P customers and the units turned in must be in working condition, as required by the Michigan Public Service Commission’s State Energy Optimization Program. L&P customers are asked to bring a copy of their electric bill to receive the credit.

L&P will be giving away compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs to customers that recycle working units. Rebate information on other incentives, which include rebates for purchasing a new dehumidifier or air conditioner, will also be available.

            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.

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.

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. 



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