SOURCE: Con Edison Co. of NY, Inc.

Con Edison Co. of NY, Inc.

November 10, 2010 10:51 ET

Con Edison Launches Refrigerator Recycling

Hot Deal on Old Coolers

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - November 10, 2010) - Con Edison customers can cash in by recycling their old, energy-wasting "second" refrigerator, have it removed for free and get $30. Carl Gomez and Jennifer Zahn of Bayside, NY, were among the first of Con Edison's residential customers to benefit from the program, when their inefficient, 1995 refrigerator was removed from their basement this morning.

The new program is part of the company commitment to help customers save on their electric bills while helping the environment. Older refrigerators can cost twice as much to run as newer, more efficient models

"Old refrigerators account for nearly 20 percent of the energy used by the average New York household," said Cristina Coltro, manager for residential energy efficiency programs at Con Edison. "We are offering this program to help customers like the Gomez family save money and help our environment."

Con Edison residential electric customers in one-to-four family homes are eligible for the incentives. The company will remove regular-sized second, or extra, refrigerators, which are often kept in garages and basements, at no charge. Con Edison will arrange to safely dismantle and recycle the energy-guzzling appliance.

At the time of your refrigerator pick-up, the company will also collect and recycle old, inefficient window or wall air conditioners. Con Edison customers will receive $30 for second refrigerators, $35 for window air conditioners and $100 for wall A/C units. The program covers the removal of up to two appliances per type per household. Appliances must be in working condition in order to be picked-up and recycled.

To schedule a pick-up or inquire about eligibility, visit or call1-800-430-9505.

Con Edison has an energy efficiency program available for almost everyone. For more information, visit or call Con Edison's "Green Team" at 1-877-870-6118.

Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. (NYSE: ED), one of the nation's largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $13 billion in annual revenues and $35 billion in assets. The utility provides electric, gas and steam service to more than 3 million customers in New York City and Westchester County, New York. 

Consolidated Edison, Inc. is a Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) company. The global Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has ranked Consolidated Edison, Inc. #1 among all S&P 500 companies in its 2010 Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index, as well as # 1 among utilities in the CDP's new Carbon Performance Leadership Index. Consolidated Edison, Inc. also has been recognized for its environmental performance by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Energy and other organizations.

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