SaskPower Fridge Recycling Program Entering its Final Year

April 12, 2016

Last chance to get your old appliance removed and recycled at no cost

SaskPower's Fridge Recycling Program is back for its final year. As in previous years, people can call or book online and a crew will pick up old fridges or freezers and recycle them, for free.

"You can save up to $130 a year on your power bill by removing your old fridge or freezer," says SaskPower Director of Customer Programs Janson Anderson. "We'll do the heavy lifting so you have more time to barbecue at home or relax at the cottage."

SaskPower strives to offer programs that yield the most power savings for customers and after six years and more than 31,000 appliances recycled, many of the power-guzzling fridges in the province have been recycled.

Customers who recycled their fridge through the program helped save roughly 4.6 megawatts of power. That is enough to power nearly 4,500 homes annually. Along with saving money on power bills, participating in the program supports the disposal of old appliances in an environmentally responsible way.

"We recycle the components of your appliances properly so Freon, mercury and hydrocarbons stay out of landfills and our environment" says 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. Don't put it off any longer; get rid of that old appliance this year."

SaskPower customers have the power to save. Book your appointment by Aug. 31 online or by phone. Visit saskpower.com or call 1-877-SKRECYCLE.

At a glance...

  • 2016 is the last year to participate in SaskPower Fridge Recycling Program
  • SaskPower removes and recycles appliances from 2004 and older at no cost — more than 31,000 since 2011.
  • Appliances are disposed of in an environmentally friendly way and customers can save up to $130 per year on their power bill.
  • Over six years, customers participating have helped save enough electricity to power 4,500 homes.

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