For a limited time, get $75 and a chance to win an ENERGY STAR® fridge

    For a limited time, get $75 and a chance to win an ENERGY STAR® fridge

Xcel Energy's Refrigerator Recycling Program offers cool savings

PR Newswire

ROSWELL, N.M., June 3, 2014

ROSWELL, N.M., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Xcel Energy residential electric
customers now have an additional reason to take advantage of the popular
Refrigerator Recycling Program and cash in on those old, working inefficient
refrigerators and freezers. The program, which provides a limited time only
rebate of $75 for each eligible refrigerator and/or freezer, is also offering
customers the chance to win an ENERGY STAR® fridge.*

Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc.

Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc. (ARCA) administers the program
and will pick up the old, energy guzzling refrigerators or freezer and recycle
the parts.

To date, nearly 1,000 Xcel Energy customers in New Mexico have participated in
the program, which is part of Xcel Energy's Demand-Side Management Plan.

Xcel Energy is also proud to announce a partnership (2014) with the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency's Responsible Appliance Disposal (RAD)
Program. Through the Refrigerator Recycling Program and ARCA's advanced
recycling processes, Xcel Energy is eligible for RAD membership, which
includes the proper handling of refrigerants, foam, metals, plastic, glass,
PCBs, mercury and used oil found in old refrigeration appliances.

"This program provides a convenient and environmentally safe solution for our
customers. There is no lugging to the curb for pickup, we're providing two
free compact fluorescent light bulbs during our visit and you'll be entered
into our ENERGY STAR® Refrigerator sweepstakes through July 31," says
Christmas Ramirez, Xcel Energy program manager.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that a 20-year-old
refrigerator can consume two to four times more energy annually than a new
model and can significantly increase customers' electricity bills. Older
refrigerators put a strain on the electricity grid. Each unit costs over $100
a year in electricity bills and units 10 years or older contain more than 120
pounds of recyclable steel, according to ENERGY STAR®. 

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please visit or call (866) 552-8755. Participation in this
program is subject to important rules and eligibility requirements, which are
detailed at

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. The "ENERGY STAR Refrigerator Giveaway Sweepstakes" is
subject in all respects to the complete Official Rules available at at the Sweepstakes section of the website, or
by sending a S.A.S.E. to "ENERGY STAR Refrigerator Giveaway Sweepstakes –
Rules Request," c/o Xcel Energy, Inc. Marketing, 1800 Larimer Street, Suite
1500, Denver, CO 80202. Open only to entrants who, as of the entry date, are
permanent legal residents of NM who are at least 18 years old. For information
on scheduling a free pickup of an eligible refrigerator or freezer, call
1-866-552-8755 or visit Unit scheduling and/or
collection must be during the Sweepstakes entry period. Sweepstakes is void
outside NM, and where prohibited or restricted by law. Entry period begins on
04/22/2014 and ends on 7/31/2014. LIMIT: One (1) entry per person (regardless
of method of entry) or address (physical or email). Entry methods (including
alternate mail-in method of entry which does not require recycling), limits,
restrictions and instructions, and prize information, requirements and
restrictions are set forth in the Official Rules. Prize may differ from photos
depicted in advertising materials. Sponsor: Xcel Energy, Inc., 1800 Larimer
Street, Suite 1500, Denver, Colorado 80202.

About Xcel Energy

Xcel Energy is a major U.S. electricity and natural gas company that provides
a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4
million electricity customers and 1.9 million natural gas customers through
its regulated operating companies in eight Western and Midwestern states.
Company headquarters are located in Minneapolis. More information is available

About ARCA

ARCA's (NASDAQ:ARCI) three business components are uniquely positioned in the
industry to work together to provide a full array of appliance-related
services. 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; ARCA's regional
centers process appliances at end of life to remove environmentally damaging
substances and produce material byproducts for recycling for over 200
utilities in the U.S. and Canada; and 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.

Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc.

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SOURCE Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc.

Contact: Tiffany Olson, Appliance Recycling Centers of America, 952-930-1754,
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