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Parke County REMC offering recycling program

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Parke County REMC is continuing to offer an appliance recycling program.

The program is open to co-op members who are ready to ditch the unnecessary and inefficient refrigerators and freezers and seize the opportunity to save some money, make a few dollars and help the environment at the same time.

Parke County REMC is offering $35 to homeowners who have their refrigerators or freezers recycled in the program. Qualifying refrigerators and freezers must be in working condition with an inside measurement of 10-30-cubic feet.

To receive the incentive, members simply schedule a pickup time to have their qualifying old, working refrigerator or freezers removed. It is a free pickup with no paperwork and no purchase necessary.

In addition to the incentive, members who participate are projected to save up to $150 a year in energy costs by using less electricity.

"Having an older refrigerator or freezer picked up for recycling is an easy way to make money, reduce monthly expenses and do your part to protect the environment," Parke County REMC representative Carolyn Kilby said.

The co-op's power supplier Wabash Valley Power has partnered with JACO Environmental to schedule, collect and recycle the appliances.

Since 2010, Wabash Valley Power member co-ops have recycled close to 4,000 units saving three million kilowatt hours, enough energy to power more than 500 homes.

To schedule pickup of a refrigerator or freezer for recycling, call 877-395-5535 or log on to www.pcremc.com.

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