TDPUD and Truckee Hometown Sears partner to recycle refrigerators
TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; The Truckee Donner Public Utility District (TDPUD) and Truckee Hometown Sears have teamed up to improve the TDPUDand#8217;s Refrigerator Recycling Program. The recycling of older, working refrigerators will save customers energy and money. Under the program, the TDPUD will pay qualifying customers $30 for each working refrigerator and the recycling is free.
and#8220;The TDPUD is continually looking for ways to improve our programs and save our customers money,and#8221; said Michael Holley, TDPUD general manager. and#8220;Truckee Hometown Sears was the most competitive vendor for this contract and has a strong track record of serving customersand#8217; needs.and#8221;
Old refrigerators can use up to $300 per year in electricity, whereas new refrigerators typically use about $50 per year in electricity. It makes good sense to replace older, inefficient models (and there is a rebate for that too). But all too often older, inefficient model ends up in the garage or basement and the customer is now paying for two refrigerators.
The TDPUDand#8217;s Refrigerator Recycling Program is designed to provide incentives to customers to get rid of that old refrigerator and#8212; itand#8217;s good for the economy and the environment. Under the new partnership with Truckee Hometown Sears, the program will be expanded to run year-round. Also, since Truckee Hometown Sears is already delivering in the TDPUDand#8217;s service territory, they will be able to use the same trucks and local employees to further benefit the community.
and#8220;Since opening our store, we have tried to be positive community contributors including taking an active role in promoting energy efficient appliance,and#8221; said Charlie Riley, Truckee Hometown Sears owner. and#8220;Partnering with the TDPUD on the Refrigerator Recycling Program is a logical extension of our efforts.and#8221;
TDPUD electric customers may call the Truckee Hometown Sears store at 530-550-0110 to see if they qualify for the TDPUD Refrigerator Recycling program and to schedule a pick-up. For additional information on TDPUDand#8217;s energy and water conservation programs call 530-582-3931 or visit http://www.tdpud.org.
Truckeeand#8217;s Hometown Sears Store is locally owned and operated by Charlie and Nancy Riley at 12047 Donner Pass Road in Truckee, the store is open seven days a week and can be reached at 530-550-0110.
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