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Spring into Savings by Cooling Down Your Energy Bill

May 17, 2017

Spring cleaning just got a bit easier thanks to ComEd’s Fridge & Freezer Recycling Program.

Old refrigerators and freezers can consume as much as four times more energy than newer models and could cost you, our customers, up to $150 annually in energy usage.

To help you save money on your energy bills, ComEd’s Fridge & Freezer Recycling Program gives you incentives for recycling your old, working refrigerators responsibly.

How does it work? It’s quite simple. As you’re doing your spring cleaning, call ComEd to schedule a free pickup of your old, working fridge or freezer. Once the appliance is picked up, you’ll receive a $50 incentive check and start saving on your energy bills.

ComEd arranges the recycling of approximately 95 percent of the material in each unit in an environmentally responsible way, taking the parts of the appliance and ensuring they stay out of local landfills, which helps protect our environment.

Some lucky refrigerators are recycled through ComEd’s Icebox Derby STEM Cup. The Icebox Derby is an educational competition involving 30 teen girls from across Chicagoland who work in teams to transform the recycled refrigerators from the Fridge & Freezer Recycling Program into electric racecars, competing each year for the Icebox Derby STEM Cup.

Since 2008, more than 330,000 refrigerators and freezers have been recycled through the ComEd Fridge & Freezer Recycling Program. The program has kept more than 21,500 tons of metal, 4,100 tons of plastic and 800 tons of glass out of local landfills.

In that same time, ComEd’s Energy Efficiency Program has saved customers more than $2 billion on their electric bills – the equivalent of removing 2.5 million cars from the road, planting over 9.8 million acres of trees and powering 2 million homes for a year.

The Fridge & Freezer Recycling Program is offered as part of ComEd’s Energy Efficiency Program and is one of the more than 40 programs that ComEd has designed to help you save money and energy. For more information, visit or

** Energy Efficiency programs are funded by ComEd customers in compliance with Illinois law.