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How to Recycle Your Old Fridge With ComEd’s Appliance Energy Efficiency Program


Nothing quite says wasting energy and money like that old refrigerator sitting in your garage that spins the dial on your electricity meter just to cool a few sodas or preserve that rack of ribs from last summer. Thankfully, if you get electricity delivery service from ComEd, the utility will help you recycle that old clunker and cut energy costs, too.

Under ComEd’s appliance energy efficiency program, the utility will swing by, pick up your old working refrigerator or freezer and recycle it in an environmentally responsible way. The best part? Not only will ComEd pick up and recycle up to two refrigerators for free, they could pay you for each one.* You’ll finally be able to dump that old energy hog and save up to $150 a year on electricity costs without having to lift a finger.

Here are a few things you’ll need to know to participate in the program:

  • You must receive residential electricity delivery from ComEd
  • Refrigerators and freezers must be between 10 cubic feet and 30 cubic feet in size and must be empty, defrosted and working when they’re picked up
  • Appliances must have a clear and accessible path of removal
  • Removal personnel won’t risk injury, remove personal effects or modify your home in any way (such as removing doors or railings) to remove an appliance

Just follow these simple guidelines and recycling that old refrigerator or freezer will be a breeze. To schedule your pickup, call 888.806.2273 between 7 a.m.–8 p.m. Monday–Friday and 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday.

* Visit the link below for details.


Environment Illinois, “ComEd Energy Efficiency Programs.”

2/7/2012 11:39:00 AM
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