For a limited time, get cash for your old second fridge or freezer

      For a limited time, get cash for your old second fridge or freezer

Xcel Energy's Refrigerator Recycling Program offers $50 rebate

PR Newswire

MINNEAPOLIS, June 10, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Back by popular demand, Xcel Energy
residential electric customers can take advantage of the popular Refrigerator
Recycling Program and cash in on those old, working, inefficient secondary
refrigerators and freezers chugging away in the basement or lake homes.From
now until August 31, Xcel Energy is offering a limited time $50 rebate, up
from the previous $35 rebate, to take advantage of the Refrigerator Recycling

Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc. (PRNewsFoto/ARCA)

Minnesota-based Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc. (ARCA)
administers the program and will pick up the old, energy guzzling
refrigerators or freezers, typically located in a garage, basement or lake
home, and recycle the parts.

To date, more than 21,000 Xcel Energy customers in Minnesota have participated
in the program, which is part of Xcel Energy's Conservation Improvement

Xcel Energy is also proud to announce a new partnership 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," says Christmas Ramirez, Xcel Energy program manager. "There is no
lugging to the curb for pickup, we're providing two free compact fluorescent
light bulbs during the visit and we'll give you a $50 rebate. All you have to
do is call between now and August 31."

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, according to ENERGY STAR®. 

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please visit or call (800) 599-5795. Participation in this
program is subject to important rules and eligibility requirements, which are
detailed at

About Xcel Energy

Xcel Energy (NYSE: XEL) 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 at

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