Posted on October 3, 2022

El Paso Electric Texas Appliance Recycling Program

Recycle your energy-sucking appliance and get paid $70!

EL PASO, Texas – Starting October 1st through October 31st, El Paso Electric (EPE) Texas residential customers can take advantage of the opportunity to recycle their old, energy-sucking refrigerator or freezer and get paid $70 through the Texas Appliance Recycling Program.

“Now is the time to take advantage of this spooktacular opportunity to get rid of an old fridge or freezer that has been sitting at home for too long and make profit out of it.” said Araceli Perea, Supervisor of Energy Efficiency. “Not only will customers obtain $70 for recycling their old fridge or freezer, but they will also save on their electric bill every month since older appliances consume more energy and are more demanding on the grid.”

EPE works with ARCA Recycling to schedule free, contactless pickups at Texas residential customers’ homes. The process to take advantage of this opportunity is easy:

  • To recycle an old appliance, EPE customers must reside in Texas.
  • Refrigerators and freezers must be regular household size and in working order, empty, clean and plugged in at time of pickup.
  • The program is limited to two units per household per year.
  • Customers can either call (888) 409-8567 or visit to learn more and schedule their pickup.

While EPE’s Texas Appliance Recycling Program is available to residential customers year round, the promotional $70 rebate is only available for a limited time and will expire at the end of October.

Old appliances are recycled and converted into other products that are more environmentally conscious and consume less energy, preventing unnecessary costs in the customer’s monthly electric bill while assisting EPE on transforming the energy landscape to a brighter, cleaner future.

For more energy saving offers and incentives, customers are encouraged to visit or call (915) 521-4488.

About El Paso Electric

El Paso Electric is a regional electric utility providing generation, transmission and distribution service to approximately 450,000 retail and wholesale customers in a 10,000 square-mile area of the Rio Grande valley in west Texas and southern New Mexico. 

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