Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Got An Old Fridge Or Freezer? Get $30 Bucks For It

A statewide energy program begins Wednesday that will pay New Jersey residents to ditch their old refrigerators and freezers. It will also create 20 green-industry jobs in East Brunswick. State officials say the effort, part of New Jersey's Clean Energy Program, will reduce energy use and carbon dioxide emissions from older appliances, which will be taken apart and recycled at a plant in East Brunswick. "Recycling an old refrigerator or freezer can reduce a household's annual energy bill by up to $150 and carbon dioxide emissions equivalent to removing two cars from the road," Jeanne M. Fox, president of the state's Board of Public Utilities, said in a statement. Residents can have their equipment hauled away at no cost, plus get $30 as an incentive for giving up old units. Read full article in Star Ledger.

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