Congrats to Richard Linnert who had Pennsylvania’s Oldest Fridge! He recycled a Frigidaire that was made by General Motors in 1937. In addition to receiving a rebate from Duquesne Light, he also won a $1000 gift card to Sears!
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:
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!
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!
So hurry up and schedule your pick up before Christmas.