$50 incentive for recycling an old refrigerator or freezer

Topics: Potomac Edison

WILLIAMSPORT, Md., July 11, 2016 -- Potomac Edison customers in Maryland can now receive $50 when they choose to recycle an old, working refrigerator or freezer. Scheduling a pickup is easy. Customers in Maryland can call 888-277-0528 or visit www.energysaveMD.com.

"Often, an outdated refrigerator either sits unused or is used for extra storage in a garage or basement," said Wade Williams, manager of residential energy efficiency programs for FirstEnergy's utilities. "Responsibly recycling the unit 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."

ARCA Recycling, Inc. manages the recycling program for FirstEnergy's utilities. The company offers state-of-the-art appliance recycling services designed to guarantee that every appliance collected through energy efficiency programs is fully and properly disassembled. This includes ensuring all hazardous materials and components are removed, stored, transported and disposed of in a responsible manner in accordance with federal, state and local rules and regulations.

For information about this and other energy efficiency programs offered by Potomac Edison, visit www.energysaveMD.com.

Potomac Edison is a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) and serves about 257,000 customers in seven Maryland counties and 137,000 customers in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.  Follow Potomac Edison on Twitter @PotomacEdison.

FirstEnergy Corp. 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, while its generation subsidiaries control nearly 17,000 megawatts of capacity from a diversified mix of scrubbed coal, non-emitting nuclear, natural gas, hydro and other renewables.  Follow FirstEnergy on Twitter @FirstEnergyCorp or online at www.firstenergycorp.com.

 

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