IPL urges customers to ditch outdated fridges and freezers

INDIANAPOLIS – Dumping your old fridge will earn you $30.

Indianapolis Power & Light encourages customers to recycle old and outdated refrigerators by participating in the Ditch Your Fridge program. As part of the effort, IPL will haul away older model, inefficient refrigerators or freezers and give customers a $30 check in return.

Customers who enroll in the program between April 1 and June 30 will have the chance to win a gift card for $250. IPL will select two winners in July.

IPL said residents can save up to $150 a year in electricity costs by getting rid of an old refrigerator or freezer. Often, the outdated units are put in garages or basements for extra cold storage. Recycling a unit helps repurpose more than 188 pounds of material like foam, glass and metal.

Refrigerators and standalone freezers must be in working condition and between 10 and 30 cubic feet in size. A check for $30 will arrive within six weeks. IPL will accept a maximum of two units per household a year.

To participate in the program, call IPL at (877) 395-5535 or go to the utility’s website.