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Recycling Old Refrigerators Helps Environment and Energy Bill

On Tuesday, Potomac Edison showed residents how their old freezers and refrigerators can be recycled as one of the company's energy efficiency programs.

FREDERICK, Md. - On Tuesday, Potomac Edison showed residents how their old freezers and refrigerators can be recycled as one of the company's energy efficiency programs.

Old freezers and refrigerators are taken to a JACO Environmental facility where they're stripped apart and safely removing the parts that contain harmful materials and can damage the ozone layer.

All the other metal, plastic and glass pieces are recycled.

"The most important part about the program is that customers can save energy, they can save money, maybe $150 a year," said Sam Sirkin with JACO Environmental.

Officials say they're pushing the program because customers can save money while helping the environment too.

"They're saving money and they're saving the environment and this program does this really good environmental benefit," said Sirkin.

This recycling program is only for Maryland residents using Potomac Edison. For more information about how to get your old unit recycled, click here.  

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