Arrowhead Electric members eligible for payments by recycling old refrigerators, freezers

*Promotion is not related to Minnesota’s “Trade in & Save” Appliance Rebate Program

Great River Energy (GRE), Arrowhead Electric’s wholesale energy supplier, is contracting with Appliance recycling Centers of America, Inc. (ARCA), of Minneapolis to provide refrigerator and freezer recycling services for its member cooperatives’ residential electric customers in Minnesota.

The program is scheduled to begin on April 1 and run through August 31, 2010.

Through this program, participating electric cooperative members who turn in operating, but energy inefficient, refrigerators and freezers will be eligible for a $35.00 incentive check. The refrigerator or freezer must be owned by the customer and be picked up from the residential address listed on the billing account.

Customers may turn in two units per account per year and will receive a $35.00 incentive for each unit. The check will be issued to the member within four to six weeks of the appliance pickup. No primary units will be recycled.

Qualifying refrigerators and freezers must be operational (cooling) at the time of pickup and have rated capacities between 10 and 27 cubic feet. Ammonia-based refrigerators are not eligible for the promotion.

The incentive, which will be paid by GRE and its member cooperatives, is designed to offset costs normally incurred when disposing of an old refrigerator or freezer, often in favor of a new more energy efficient model.

To scheduale a pick up log on to or call 1-877-838-1139.

Regardless of whether you participate in the promotion, Arrowhead Electric members are eligible to enter an energy credit sweepstakes by visiting, between April 1 and August 31, 2010, and take a short quiz.

One grand prize of a $500 energy credit will be awarded by GRE to a member who resides within one of their 28 participating member cooperatives.

Up to 28 first place prizes of a $100 energy credit will be given away (one per each of GRE’s participating member cooperatives.)

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