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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Get Paid to Recycle Your Old Refrigerator or Freezer

The South County Energy Efficiency Partnership (SCEEP), a partnership of Southern California Edison (SCE), Southern California Gas Company, the cities of Carpinteria, Goleta, Santa Barbara and the County of Santa Barbara, are hosting free refrigerator pick-up days on Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20.


All residents and businesses in South Santa Barbara County that want to replace their older working refrigerator or freezer with a more energy-efficient appliance or dispose of a spare are encouraged to register. In addition to picking up old, working units and recycling them, SCE will also pay $35 for a refrigerator and $35 for a freezer. Old appliances are dismantled at a recycling center, where the metals and refrigerants are removed in an environmentally safe manner.

The pick-up event is one of many SCE programs hosted by the South County Energy Efficiency Partnership to help the region shift toward more energy-efficient technologies.

To participate in the pick-up, residents and businesses should go to www.SCEEP.org to register or call 1-800-234-9722. SCE will visit the qualifying home or business to haul away the old refrigerator or freezer. Participants will then receive a $35 check in the mail. Customers who cannot participate on that day can arrange a pickup and receive their incentive by calling 1-800-234-9722 or by visiting www.sce.com/appliance.

To qualify, refrigerators or freezers must be in working (e.g., cooling) order, between 10 and 32 cubic feet in size, and located at a valid SCE billing address within the SCE territory. Pick-up and incentive is limited to a total of two refrigerator or freezer units per location per year.

For more information, visit SCEEP.org or call (805) 963-0583 x 100.

About SCEEP

SCEEP is a partnership of Southern California Edison, Southern California Gas Company, the cities of Carpinteria, Goleta, Santa Barbara, and the County of Santa Barbara. SCEEP seeks to make Santa Barbara’s South County a progressive leader in energy efficiency. Through local outreach events and educational resources, SCEEP provides real solutions to reducing energy use in homes and businesses. Visit SCEEP.org for more information and to learn about how you can save energy, save money, and help protect the environment.

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