Benefits of recycling your refrigerator include:
- Receiving a $40 incentive for allowing IPL to pick up an old refrigerator at your home.
- Saving as much as $150 a year in energy costs because outdated refrigerators typically consume three times more electricity than newer, more efficient models.
- Keeping toxins found in old refrigerators and freezers out of landfills, and instead having them safely recycled into materials for new products.
Watch the video above to learn what kind of harmful elements are inside your old appliance.
On Water Wednesday, each week viewers share ideas about how to conserve water amid California’s drought.
Erin Barnett re-uses the water from her air conditioner.
“Water from our air conditioner drips into the jug and we recycle it by watering our plants,” Barnett said.
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