TORONTO, April 25, 2014 /CNW/ - To showcase the importance and benefits of recycling old, inefficient fridges, Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited ("Toronto Hydro") is launching a final-call Fridge and Freezer Pickup campaign on Friday, April 25 at the annual Green Living Show. The launch will be highlighted with the reveal of the fridge-turned-artwork: a custom made solar dehydrator.
Local artist, Jose Andres Mora, transformed an old, decommissioned refrigerator into a solar dehydrator that uses solar power to preserve food by removing its moisture. Chosen by the voters, this highly anticipated art display is a call to action for owners of old, inefficient fridges or freezers to learn the costs and benefits of recycling their old appliances. The big reveal will coincide with the final year of the saveONenergyOM FRIDGE & FREEZER PICKUP program.
The FRIDGE & FREEZER PICKUP program offers free pick-up and recycling of old, inefficient fridges and freezers, which in turn can help customers save up to $125 a year on electricity. Since the program's inception in 2007, over 365,000 fridges and freezers have been recycled province-wide and Toronto Hydro hopes to encourage Torontonians to take advantage of the program, which ends December 31, 2014.
About Toronto Hydro
Toronto Hydro-Electric System owns and operates an electricity distribution system, which delivers electricity to approximately 730,000 customers located in the city of Toronto. It is the largest municipal electricity distribution company in Canada and distributes approximately 18% of the electricity consumed in the province of Ontario.
SOURCE: Toronto Hydro Corporation
For further information: Tanya Bruckmueller, Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited, 416-903-0440