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El Paso Electric Begins Appliance Recycling Program in Texas

May 17, 2018

El Paso, Texas — El Paso Electric (EPE) is partnering with ARCA Recycling, Inc. (ARCA) to begin its Appliance Recycling Program for residential customers in Texas. To participate in the Program, customers contact ARCA to schedule pick-ups of their old refrigerators or freezers at no charge and EPE will provide a $50 rebate check per qualifying appliance.

The Appliance Recycling Program encourages customers to properly dispose of their older refrigerators or freezers, which allows the components of these appliances to be recycled and converted into other products. For example, approximately 140 lbs. of metal are recovered per recycled refrigerator, and the metal can be used in new projects, such as making parts for automobiles. Using scrap metal in the production of iron and steel reduces CO2 emissions by 58%. About 95% of the material in refrigerators and freezers that ARCA processes, including metal, glass, plastic, are recycled, or, in the case of hazardous waste, disposed of safely.

To participate, customers must be an EPE Texas residential customer, the refrigerators and freezers must be regular household size and in working order, empty, clean and plugged in at the time of pickup. The program is limited to two units per household per program year.

To schedule a pick-up, visit https://www.arcaincutility.com/TX/EPE/index.cfm or call ARCA at 1-888-409-8567. For additional questions, customers can call EPE’s Energy Efficiency Hotline at (915) 521-4488.

About ARCA Recycling, Inc.

ARCA Recycling, Inc. offers a full array of appliance recycling and change-out services.  In the past four decades, ARCA has assisted in the recycling of tens of thousands of appliances.  ARCA’s turn-key programs provide appliance disposal and replacement in a safe and responsible manner.

 

ARCA’s efforts result in preventing the release of ozone-depleting refrigerants and foam-blowing agents, as well as safely disposing of other environmentally-dangerous materials.