A Rewarding Reason to Recycle!

Happy Spring Cleaning!

There has been a lot of refrigerator recycling news stories popping up across the country where many utilities are incentivizing their customers to recycle their refrigerators (yeah!) with gift card raffles on top of the existing rebate. They are ranging from $250 to $2000! Here’s the round down by state:


Gulf Power – Promotiona period ends in June: http://www.wtvy.com/home/headlines/Recycle-for-a-Chance-to-Win-Gulf-Power-Drawing-200913491.html


Ameren – Promotional period ended in March (darn!): http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=70335#.UWIK1JOG18E


Indianapolis Power & Light – Promotiona period ends in June: http://www.indianapolisrecorder.com/news/local/article_19bf7182-9b90-11e2-9013-0019bb2963f4.html


Consumers Energy – Promotion period ends in May: http://www.mlive.com/business/west-michigan/index.ssf/2013/04/consumers_energy_appliance_rec.html


AEP Ohio – Promotion period ends in April: http://www.athensohiotoday.com/news_briefs/aep-spring-raffle-encourages-recycling-of-old-refrigerators/article_8d5a1d52-3a73-52e9-87c6-82f75d6d3750.html

There’s no better time to recycle that old fridge and get back that space in your garage. If you live in any of these utility areas, you’re even luckier. Will you be one of the lucky ones?


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!


So hurry up and schedule your pick up before Christmas.


News of the Weird 2.0

I call this the "Dobie Gillis"

These stories make you think...

Happy Friday loyal readers! Friday’s tend to be more kick back so here’s an entry about weird refrigerator related news. It is inevitable that there will very bizarre news pieces involving fridges since they’re such an integral part of your home. We have news from all of the states and beyond!

So here we go!

Washington: Who throws a refrigerator??

Michigan: Ha ha funny man

Ghana: Just say no to used refrigerators

Florida: Five finger discount

Wisconsin: Not the best storage solution… (Note: This story is disturbing to say the least.)

So if you hear of any random, weird, scary, interesting news in your neighborhood related to refrigerators, drop me a line!

Have a great weekend!