Appliance Recycling Centers of America Appoints Mark Eisenschenk to New Position of Chief Operating Officer and President of

   Appliance Recycling Centers of America Appoints Mark Eisenschenk to New
  Position of Chief Operating Officer and President of ARCA Recycling, Inc.

PR Newswire

MINNEAPOLIS, July 23, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Appliance Recycling Centers of
America, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARCI), a leading provider of appliance retailing and
recycling services, today announced the Company has appointed Mark Eisenschenk
to the new position of Chief Operating Officer and President of ARCA
Recycling, Inc. In his role, Eisenschenk will be responsible for setting the
strategic direction and driving performance in the day-to-day operations of
ARCA and its subsidiaries.

Edward R. (Jack) Cameron, president and chief executive officer, commented,
"Mark brings extensive operational and financial knowledge to ARCA that will
help us sharpen our focus in delivering long-term value to our stakeholders.
Mark is an innovative leader with a track record of consistently delivering
operational excellence while building high-performance teams. His appointment
to COO and President of ARCA Recycling demonstrates ARCA's commitment to
aggressively managing our business to strengthen our position in the appliance
retailing and recycling industries."

Eisenschenk most recently held the positions of President of Vanguard Graphics
International, LLC, (Vanguard) and CEO of Xitron, LLC, simultaneously. In
those capacities, Eisenschenk led increasingly profitable operations year over
year while developing new business relationships and implementing a variety of
planning and reporting tools. He previously held the positions of CFO and COO
at Printware, Inc., the predecessor to Vanguard.

About ARCA
ARCA's three business components are uniquely positioned in the industry to
work together to provide a full array of appliance-related services. ARCA
Advanced Processing, LLC employs advanced technology to refine traditional
appliance recycling techniques to achieve optimal revenue-generating and
environmental benefits. ARCA is also the exclusive North American distributor
for UNTHA Recycling Technology (URT), one of the world's leading manufacturers
of technologically advanced refrigerator recycling systems and recycling
facilities for electrical household appliances and electronic scrap. ARCA's
regional centers process appliances at end of life to remove environmentally
damaging substances and produce material byproducts for recycling for
approximately 150 utilities in the U.S. and Canada. Eighteen company-owned
stores under the name ApplianceSmart, Inc.^® sell new appliances directly to
consumers and provide affordable ENERGY STAR^® options for energy efficiency
appliance replacement programs.

This press release contains statements that are forward-looking statements as
defined within the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including
statements regarding ARCA's future success. These forward-looking statements
are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to
differ materially from the statements made, including the risks associated
with general economic conditions, competition in the retail and recycling
industries and regulatory risks. Other factors that could cause operating and
financial results to differ are described in ARCA's periodic reports filed
with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Other risks may be detailed from
time to time in reports to be filed with the SEC.

SOURCE Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc.

Contact: Edward R. (Jack) Cameron, CEO, (952) 930-9000
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