COPY-Duke Energy launching appliance recycling program

Duke Energy Ohio and Kentucky has launched a new program designed to give customers the ability to recycle outdated refrigerators and freezers in a convenient way.

The Appliance Recycling Program (ARP) was launched in October, specifically targeting older refrigerators and freezers that customers often keep in garages or basements to aid in food and beverage storage.

The older appliances that are not as energy efficient as newer models and can cost an additional $150 per year to operate. The technology inside many of these older units is often so outdated; it can increase the operating cost of the appliance up to three times.

The old refrigerators and freezers will be recycled in a new recycling plant in Stowe, Ohio, operated by JACO Environmental Incorporated.

Call Duke Energy at 855-398-6200 or visit to schedule a time for JACO to pick up the old refrigerators and freezers. The appliances must be in working condition and between 10 and 30 cubic feet in size. An incentive check for $30 will arrive within four to six weeks.

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