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Appalachian Power Starts Appliance Recycling ProgramAppalachian Power Starts Appliance Recycling Program

Allan Gerlat

November 21, 2014

1 Min Read
Appalachian Power Starts Appliance Recycling Program

Appalachian Power has started an appliance recycling program that provides incentives to customers for recycling.

The Charleston, W.Va.-based utility, a unit of American Electric Power Co. Inc., is providing a $50 reward for customers wanting to discard an old refrigerator or freezer, according to a news release.

Appalachian Power said Mill Creek, Wash.-based JACO Environmental, an appliance recycler, will provides free pickup for customers of the appliances, which the company will transfer to an appliance recycling facility. Refrigerators and freezers must be in working condition and be between 10 and 30 cubic feet in size. 

JACO will recycle 95 percent of the unit and dispose of the chemicals properly.

Appalachian Power said customers who replace inefficient appliances can save up to $150 a year in electricity.

Appalachian Power provides electricity to 1 million customers in Virginia, West Virginia and Tennessee.

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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