Final year for the SaskPower fridge recycling program

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31,000 appliances recycled since 2011

Average yearly saving of $130

4.6 megawatts of power saved

A successful recycling program in Saskatchewan is coming to an end. This is the last year for the SaskPower fridge recycling program.

Since starting in 2011, over 31,000 appliances in the province have been recycled.

“We recycle the components of your appliances properly so Freon, mercury and hydrocarbons stay out of landfills and our environment,” said Janson Anderson, SaskPower’s director of customer programs, in a release.

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    According to figures released by SaskPower, people who have recycled their old refrigerators through the program have helped save roughly 4.6 megawatts of power, which is enough to power almost 4,500 homes annually.

    There is also a cost saving.

    “You can save up to $130 a year on your power bill by removing your old fridge or freezer,” said Anderson.

    “Whether you’re from the city, the farm or have old appliances at the cottage, SaskPower can help you get rid of your old fridge or freezer.”

    Anyone having a 2004 or older fridge or freezer can contact SaskPower at 1-877-SKRECYCLE or book an appointment online to have the appliance removed for free.

    “We’ll do the heavy lifting so you have more time to barbecue at home or relax at the cottage,” said Anderson.

    Appointments must be booked by Aug. 31, 2016.