News of the Weird

You have to have a love and hate relationship with news of the weird kind of posts. So here we go!

California: Man dies from falling refrigerator

Kentucky: Stick’em up! Man accused of shooting a refrigerator.

Pennsylvania: Meat filled refrigerator stolen! 

Another Penn story: Refrigerator stolen and then dropped. 

All sorts of weird things happen with refrigerator it seems. Here’s a tip, just recycle the old one from the garage (or basement). It’s one less thing to worry about.

Pennsylvania Refrigerator Recycling in the News

Ripping out the foam from the fridge!

There has been quite a bit of activity in the refrigerator recycling world (and by world, I mean Pennsylvania). Two stories came out this week one in the Philadelphia Inquirer and the other in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The one in the Philly Inquirer is about the event that I wrote about last week where the kids got to see their refrigerator go through the recycling process. I have to say that this article has some gems like “environmental time bomb” and “cold war”. It’s great that the article pulled the contact information and rebate info from the following utilities:

Peco customers: Call 888-573-2672 or go to www.pecosmartideas.com. $35

PPL customers: Call 877-270-3522 or visit www.pplelectric.com/recycle. $35

New Jersey: Call 877-270-3520 or visit www.NJCleanEnergy.com. $50

To read this awesome article, go here.

The second one is about the industrial park where the recycling facility is located. The great thing about this article is that it highlights how recycling can lead to green jobs.  The recycling facility brought 20 more jobs to the area and if there’s enough of a demand for refrigerator recycling (ahem!), they would create more jobs. Awesome!

Check out the story here.

Happy weekend!

-Joey

News of the Weird 3.0

I call this the "Dobie Gillis"

What is up with the refrigerator crime?!

The holiday season makes people do weird things. There seems to be a spike in strange behavior surrounding refrigerators. Tis the season I guess.

With that, here’s your news of the weird:

Milwaukee, IL – Death by refrigerator (no joke).

Richmond, KY – Crime, it makes you hungry.

Harrisburg, PA – Five finger discount for that guy.

Brooksville, FL – This is just too weird to have a cleaver title. [Note: This story does involve a dismembered cat]

On a serious note, I hope everyone out there is staying warm and safe. Also, don’t forget to recycle your old refrigerator before the holidays to pick up some extra cash as well as clean up some space before the relatives come pouring in. Check with your local utility and see what programs they are offering. Some like DTE in Detroit and AEP Ohio have bumped up the rebate to $50!

FIFTY DOLLARS.

So hurry up and schedule your pick up before Christmas.

-Joey