SaskPower program recycling power-hungry appliances

SaskPower program recycling power-hungry appliances

Global News, May 20, 2015 - SaskPower announced Tuesday its fridge recycling program is back for another year to help households across Saskatchewan save money while reducing stress on the power grid. Now in its fifth year, the program has collected more than 27,000 refrigerators and freezers.

‟Over the last five years, customers have helped us save more than four megawatts of power through this program. That’s reducing an amount of carbon dioxide equivalent to planting almost 3.5 million full-grown trees,” said Janson Anderson, customer programs director at SaskPower.

SaskPower will have the appliances taken away, broken down and recycled properly.

‟Recycling these appliances also safely disposes tonnes of Freon, mercury, metals and hydrocarbons, instead of having them lie in a landfill,” said Anderson.

SaskPower says homes can save $100 or more annually by getting rid of old appliances and replacing them with more efficient ones.

People can schedule to have fridges, built in 2004 or older, and/or freezers picked up free of charge by calling 1-877-757-3292.

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