The city of Austin in now offering a great way to get rid yourself of that old outdated fridge. All Austin Energy customers can now schedule a free haul-away of your old refrigerator and give you a $50 rebate for your working 14-27 cubic feet refrigerator.
In addition if you recycle your old working refrigerator or freezer by September 8th, you can enter for a chance to win $500.
PS Property is encouraging all of its Austin HOA and condo communities to participate in the free program. It helps properly recycle your old appliances as well get you a $50 rebate for your old appliance. This is a win win situation for all of our communities.
To schedule a free pick up: Call 1-800-452-8685 or go click here to schedule a free pick up
To Enter for a chance to win $500: Send a picture of your appliance and your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org . Your name will be entered into the drawing for $500. The lucky winner will be announced in mid September.
The $500 prize is courtesy of Appliance Recycling Centers of America (ARCA), the company that picks up and recycles refrigerators and freezers for the Austin Energy program. The utility program was begun in 2005 and has recycled more than 23,000 refrigerators and freezers to date. Some 98% of all materials and parts from appliances collected through the program are recycled.
Next to heating, cooling and hot water heaters – refrigerators and freezers use more electricity than any other home appliance. Old refrigerators use up to 40% more power than new energy efficient models. And refrigerators located in garages use even more electricity because they are operating in hot temperatures.
When shopping for a replacement appliance, choose one with an Energy Star label. This is your guarantee the appliance is among the most energy and water efficient available.