Here are the top five reasons to participate:
- It’s easy.
- It’s free.
- It pays.
- It saves.
- It’s green.
Recycling the unit can have the impact of taking two cars off the road for a year. By ensuring your old unit is safely and responsibly recycled, you save it from rusting away in a landfill and instead re-purpose the materials back into the manufacturing stream.
“Old refrigerators and freezers can use up to three times the energy of newer models and are often expensive to run,” said Tamara Sondgeroth, Focus on Energy’s Director of Operations. “These older devices can be big contributors to household energy costs because of their inefficiency.”