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ComEd Media Relations
ComEd program offers customers free pickup and $50 for their old, working fridge or freezer
CHICAGO (May 15, 2017) – ComEd is helping to make spring cleaning a little easier this season for its customers with their Fridge and Freezer Recycling Program. Fridge and Freezer Recycling is part of ComEd's Energy Efficiency Program, offering ComEd customers a hassle-free way to recycle their old, energy-wasting appliances.
Old refrigerators and freezers can consume as much as four times more energy than newer models and could cost customers up to $150 annually in energy usage. Through ComEd's Fridge & Freezer Recycling Program, customers can schedule a free pickup of their old, working fridge or freezer and receive $50 for allowing ComEd to recycle it in an environmentally responsible way. After the old appliance is picked up, customers will receive their $50 incentive and start saving on their energy bills.
"At ComEd, we understand our customers want to save energy and money while also caring for the environment, which is why our energy efficiency programs are designed to help them achieve those goals," said Val Jensen, senior vice president, Customer Operations at ComEd. "We strive to make being energy efficient easy for our customers so that they will participate in free services like Fridge & Freezer Recycling and also seek to take advantage of the many other offerings that are available to them within the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program."
Since 2008, ComEd's Energy Efficiency Program has helped customers save more than $2 billion and through Fridge and Freezer Recycling, more than 330,000 units have been responsibly recycled, keeping more than 21,500 tons of metal, 4,100 tons of plastic and 800 tons of glass out of local landfills.
Here is list of some more energy saving programs that are available to ComEd customers:
For more information on the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program, visit ComEd.com/HomeSavings for residential customers and ComEd.com/BizSavings for business customers.
Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd) is a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation's leading competitive energy provider, with approximately 10 million customers. ComEd provides service to approximately 3.9 million customers across northern Illinois, or 70 percent of the state's population. For more information visit ComEd.com, and connect with the company on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.