Ameren encourages nonprofits, people to recycle old appliances
7 months, 3 weeks ago By Denise Donley
Through the end of the year, nonprofit organizations will receive $20 to give away old fridges or freezers
Ameren Illinois is giving non-profit organizations and Ameren customers a chance to make more money.
From October 1st through December 31st, Ameren is encouraging those who support non-profit organizations to recycle their old, working refrigerators or freezers.
Victoria Busch with Ameren Illinois says Ameren wants to get the appliances recycled and off the grid so that is saves money all the way around.
"The nice thing about this program is the customer that is actually doing the recycling will get an incentive check for $50 for taking that old ref or freezer off the grid, says Busch. "It will save in the long term in having to build new power plants to support inefficient operating equipment and the customer will save about $100 to $160 just
by recycling their inefficient piece of equipment that has been using up energy."
Non-profit organizations, within this program, normally get $10 when a refrigerator or freezer is recycled on their behalf, but through the October 1 through December 31st, non-profit organizations will get $20.
Busch adds, "This is just one of the many great programs that we have available and we encourage our customers to be energy efficient as they possibly can."
Non-profit organizations who would like to get involved need to visit actonenergy.com/fundraiser.
If you have a refrigerator or freezer you'd like to donate, contact the Act on Energy organization at 1-866-838-6918, and Ameren will make arrangements to pick up the used appliances.