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Oncor takes part in refrigerator roundup

Electric company paying for used appliances
For those looking for ways to earn a little extra money, Oncor might be able to help with that effort.
The electric delivery company is partnering with Appliance Recycling Centers of America (ARCA) in the “Great Refrigerator Roundup.” The program is designed to collect and recycle old, inefficient refrigerators and freezers and pays Oncor customers $50 for their items.
Oncor area manager Paul Hernandez said most people in the community would qualify for the program because Oncor delivers service for most area electricity providers.
“Most residents in the Ennis community are eligible for the refrigerator and freezer recycling program regardless of which retail electric provider they buy electricity from, as long as the electricity is delivered by Oncor,” he explained. “To see if they qualify, residents will need to have a copy of their electric bill and the account number or ESI ID number, which is on the electric bill to verify if they qualify for the program.”
To be eligible, refrigerators or freezers must be empty and working at the time of pick-up. Only refrigerators or freezers designed for homes are eligible. Up to two refrigerators or freezers, or a combination of one refrigerator and one freezer, may be recycled at each address. Consumers must own the refrigerator or freezer to be recycled and it must be available at the address on the electric bill.
This is the second year for Oncor’s “Take a load off, Texas” refrigerator recycling program, which encourages people to be environmentally responsible with old appliances by recycling them and also moves inefficient appliances, which use more energy off of the system. Hernandez said the program has a number of benefits for people in the community.
“Old inefficient refrigerators and freezers use much more energy than today’s models and this program can help Ennis area residents save energy, and protect our natural resources through proper recycling,” he said. “Recycling these old units will reduce energy costs and keep them from showing up at another location as well as reducing the energy demand on Oncor’s distribution system.”
To participate, homeowners should call 1-866-472-9376 or visit www.OncorRecycle.com to schedule a collection appointment. To verify addresses, participants should have ESI ID numbers from their monthly electric bills. ARCA will pick up refrigerators or freezers, ensure proper recycling of any materials found in the appliances, and recycle all steel, aluminum, copper and plastic.

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