Do you still have Dad’s old fridge in the garage, being used as a “beer fridge” or an “overflow fridge” for the three times a year you have extra company over? If that fridge is more than ten years old, it is probably costing you well over $100 a year in electricity costs. And you can’t just throw it out, because it’s full of gadgets and CFCs and dude, have you ever tried to lift one of those things? In addition, many municipalities will levy a charge for curbside pickup of old appliances for disposal of the CFCs.
The Ontario Power Authority wants to help. Under their Great Refrigerator Roundup program, they’ll come pick up your old fridge (as long as it meets certain conditions like being over 10 years old, and still being in working condition), cart it away, and dispose of it in an environmentally friendly manner. If you’re getting a fridge picked up, they’ll also pick up smaller “secondary” appliances like the old window air conditioner units or bar fridges you’ve got kicking around in the basement, and dispose of them too.
So consider whether you’re really using that old fridge – and consider whether the electricity savings would help pay for a new, energy efficient fridge in the long run, and check out the Great Refrigerator Roundup today.