Appliance Recycling Program Returning for Customers of FirstEnergy's Ohio Utilities

$50 incentive for recycling an old refrigerator or freezer
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AKRON, Ohio, Feb. 1, 2017 -- Customers of FirstEnergy Corp.'s (NYSE: FE) Ohio utilities (Ohio Edison, Toledo Edison and The Illuminating Company) can receive $50 when they recycle an old, working refrigerator or freezer. Customers can call 855-485-7463 or visit to schedule a pickup.

"Often, an outdated refrigerator either sits unused or is used for extra storage in a garage or basement," said John Dargie, vice president, Energy Efficiency. "Customers can now responsibly recycle their old refrigerators, which is good for the environment and can lead to energy savings.  Refrigerators that are more than 10 years old can use twice the amount of energy of newer ENERGY STAR® models, resulting in savings of over $100 a year in energy costs."

Recleim, LLC manages the recycling program for FirstEnergy's Ohio utilities and is one of the largest appliance recycling companies in North America.  Recleim removes refrigerants efficiently and effectively, destroying potent Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) and Greenhouse Gases (GHG) on-site.  Over 95% of the materials in the appliances are captured and sent into recycling streams including metals, plastics and glass. 

Additional energy efficiency programs for residential customers of FirstEnergy's Ohio utilities, including incentives for lighting and other energy-efficient products, are expected in the coming months. For information about these and other energy efficiency programs offered by FirstEnergy's Ohio utilities, visit

FirstEnergy is dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence.  Its 10 electric distribution companies form one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, serving customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland and New York.  The company's transmission subsidiaries operate more than 24,000 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions.  Follow FirstEnergy on Twitter @FirstEnergyCorp or online at


CONTACT: Aaron Ruegg, 330-761-6072

Last Modified: July 19, 2017