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Green Life: Unload That Old Fridge for Free

By Mackenzie Wilson
Published On: Apr 11 2012 10:30:04 AM CDT
Updated On: Apr 11 2012 10:33:24 AM CDT
BEND, Ore. -

Spring is here, and we have a way for you to spring clean, go green and collect some cash. All you need is a refrigerator that you don't use any more.

Energy Trust is sponsoring a free fridge recycling program. The best part -- no hauling the fridge to the dump yourself, and you get $40.

We caught up with Megan Clark, a technical field representative for Energy Trust, ON Wednesday.

Clark was there as a Bend man exchanged the extra fridge that kept his beer cold, for cold, hard cash.

"Refrigerators just use a lot of money, so it's really just a target appliance," said Clark. "Get them off the grid -- stop using them and use the new Energy Star, ones and save yourself a lot of money and the environment."

Energy Trust says a second fridge can cost you big time, even racking up $200 a year on your energy bill.

Portland General Electric and Pacific Power customers are eligible for the program. If you're interested in participating in the program, visit www.energytrust.org.

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