Recycle an old refrigerator, get $50 cash

Did you know that unplugging an old, unused refrigerator from your home could add up to $150 in annual energy savings?

Toledo Edison customers can conserve energy and make $50 through the company's Appliance Recycling Program.

To participate, contact Toledo Edison at 1-877-545-4112 or visit and schedule a time for your old refridgerator or freezer to be picked up. The company will reward recyclers with $50 for their old appliance.

Company representatives say research shows most refrigerators and freezers kept as secondary units were built before the implementation of current energy-efficiency standards. These older models can use as much as three times the energy of newer, more energy efficient appliances. By removing an old refrigerator or freezer, participants can save up to $150 annually in energy costs, according to Toledo Edison.

The recycling program is available to all residential customers of participating utilities. For more information, call Toledo Edison at 1-877-545-4112 or visit