Efficiency Vermont announces 2nd annual appliance recycling offer

Winooski, VT

An Efficiency Vermont program aimed at helping customers lower energy costs while reducing the number of inefficient appliances plugged into Vermont’s electric grid makes its return, back by popular demand.

The offer is available to Vermonters with secondary refrigerators and freezers, as well as old window air conditioners and dehumidifiers.

“Last year appliance recycling was a popular program for our customers, making it safe and easy for them to participate without having to leave home in the midst of the COVID-19 quarantine,” said Carol Weston, Director of Efficiency Vermont. “We’ve decided to bring this limited-time program back again this year, and we hope to make it an annual event to encourage customers to get rid of old appliances to reduce their energy costs, free up space, and put some cash in their pockets.”

 This service is available for a limited time, while program funding lasts. All recycled units should be in working condition and owned by the customer. There is a limit of four units per household. Pick up is free. Each unit will be tested at the recycling facility to verify they are in working order. A check will be sent to the customer based on the type of working appliance recycled.  Efficiency Vermont will provide the following payments to customers who recycle working appliances:

  • $50 check for refrigerators and freezers
  • $20 check for window air conditioners and dehumidifiers.

Pick up and recycling service will be provided by ARCA Recycling, which is working under contract with Efficiency Vermont.

Contactless pickups are available by request, in which case appliances can be left in an open garage, in a driveway, on a porch, or in any other accessible location that doesn’t require the driver to enter a home.

 The offer is available to customers throughout Vermont by signing up online. Pick-up dates will occur from June 1 through July 31 and will vary by region. 

NOTE: This offer is no longer available

About Efficiency Vermont

As the nation’s first Energy Efficiency Utility, Efficiency Vermont has helped Vermont avoid over 13.2 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions and has received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence award for the last eight consecutive years. Efficiency Vermont works with partners to help our state transition to more affordable, low carbon energy use through education, incentives, and support for our clean energy workforce. Learn more at www.efficiencyvermont.com.

Efficiency Vermont Press Contact
Matthew Smith
Phone: (802) 540-7662
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