Why Recycling is Important
Refrigerators and freezers contain refrigerants, oils and other compounds that, by federal law, must be removed and recovered. Additionally, the steel, other metals and selected parts can be recycled for use in other appliances and electronics. Some recycling programs also capture the foam insulation inside the refrigerator doors for added environmental benefits.
Effective Jan. 1, 2021, the Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Program no longer offers the Appliance Recycling Initiative or the $50 incentive check, but local recycling companies in your area are great options to help reduce waste and be more environmentally friendly.
Make Your Home Energy-Efficient with Appliance Upgrades
Save energy at home by choosing energy-efficient appliances, ultimately helping you save money long-term on your energy expenses. After upgrading appliances such as freezers and refrigerators to a more energy-efficient version, find a recycling center in your local area to help dispose of your old, outdated version.
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