on October 19, 2012 at 8:27 AM, updated October 19, 2012 at 8:10 PM
Since launching its fridge and freezer recycling four years ago, Energy Trust of Oregon estimates it has helped unplug about 70,000 of the energy-guzzlers, according to the nonprofit. In total, the nonprofit estimates $4.2 million or 39 million kilowatt hours of annual energy savings.
In exchange, customers get a $40 incentive from Energy Trust.
Old appliances are picked up for free, then a facility recycles 95 percent of the components, Energy Trust says, some 5,250 tons of metal, 875 tons of plastic, 350 tons of foam and 105 tons of glass.
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