Xcel Energy is offering Texans $50 in rebates with the refrigerator recycling program. Through the end of the year, Xcel Energy customers can recycle old refrigerators and freezers in an attempt to save money and reduce power usage.
“If you own an older, less efficient freezer or refrigerator, now is a good time to think about replacing it because new units use about half as much electricity as older ones,” explained Bryan Whitson, manager of efficiency programs for Xcel Energy. “When you combine these savings with the benefits of other efficiency programs such as LED lighting, you can see real savings on monthly electric bills.”
Refrigerator recycling began in Amarillo in 2018 and has only recently opened up to all Xcel Energy customers. The recycling service is provided by ARCA, Inc., which has been responsibly recycling refrigerators and freezers for 30 years.