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Get Paid to Recycle Your Old Refrigerator or Freezer on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19

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 a free refrigerator pick-up weekend on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.


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 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 refrigerator 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 http://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 May 18 or 19 can arrange a pickup and receive their incentive by calling 800-234-9722 or by visiting http://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. Pickup and incentive is limited to a total of two refrigerators or freezer units per location per year.

For more information, visit http://www.SCEEP.org.

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 http://www.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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