If You're a Responsible Recycler New Jersey's Got Cash for You!
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities has a refrigerator/freezer recycling program that can put $50 in your pocket. It’s part of the New Jersey Clean Energy Program and promotes responsible recycling.
By being a responsible recycler, you can get energy wasting, older refrigerators and freezers off the grid!
Here’s how it works:
Arrange for a free pick up of your old refrigerator/freezer by calling 877-270-3520 or schedule online at JACO Environmental.
Get$50 cash back for being a responsible recycler once your transaction is processed.
Save up to $150 a year on energy costs by recycling an old fridge.
To Participate in this Initiative:
You must be a New Jersey resident and a customer of Atlantic City Electric, Jersey Central Power & Light, PSE&G, or Rockland Electric Company.
You must own the refrigerator or freezer being recycled.
Your refrigerator or freezer must be between 10 and 30 cubic feet in size.
Your refrigerator and freezer must be in working condition.
There is a limit of two units per residential address.
A check from the NJ Clean Energy Program is mailed to you, a responsible recycler, within 90-120 days.
But if $50 in your pocket isn’t enough to encourage you to be a responsible recycler, check out these facts:
On average a newer refrigerator or freezer consumes 1,000 fewer kilowatt-hours annually than a refrigerator or freezer manufactured before 1990.
Recycling 20,000 older refrigerators or freezers will result in energy savings equal to the amount of power used in approximately 1,400 homes annually.
Recycling 20,000 older refrigerators or freezers would result in the avoidance of CO2 emissions equal to removing 40,000 cars from the road for one year.
According to the scheduling link for JACO Environmental the next pick up date in Manahawkin, Barnegat, Little Egg Harbor, Tuckerton and other southern Ocean County communities is Monday, February 8.
If you’d like to find more ways to be a responsible recycler, check out the New Jersey Clean Energy Program.