MONTREAL, July 17, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Hydro-Québec is pleased to
announce that 400,000 energy-guzzling fridges and freezers have now
been picked up for recycling by the RECYC-FRIGO program. Marc-André Roy
of the borough of Ville Marie in Montréal, owner of the 400,000th
appliance, received a basket of energy-saving products from Maria
Vaccaro, Hydro-Québec's Manager - Energy Efficiency - Residential
Older, more inefficient
Simply by getting rid of his old fridge, Mr. Roy is saving electricity.
That's because a fridge over 10 years old can use up to 4.8 times more
electricity than a new ENERGY STAR© model.
Good for the environment
In addition, the appliances picked up under the RECYC-FRIGO program are
recycled in keeping with environmental regulations.
Easy as can be
To benefit from the RECYC-FRIGO program, participants must be Québec
residents and own the appliances to be recycled. Appliances must be at
least 10 years old, plugged in and running. They must also be
accessible and moveable and have a capacity of 10-25 cu. ft. A maximum
of three appliances per owner will be picked up.
If the appliances meet these criteria, the owner makes an appointment
for pickup by filling in a form at www.hydroquebec.com/RECYC-FRIGO or calling 1 855-668-1247. The free pickup will be done by a
specialized transportation company, and the owner will receive a cheque
in the mail for $30 per appliance within three weeks.
Owners of working appliances less than 10 years old can also get rid of
them. Hydro-Québec suggests calling a local community agency or social
economy organization, which will pass it on to a household in need.
For more information about the Program, go to www.hydroquebec.com/RECYC-FRIGO.
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Louis-Olivier Batty, Media Officer