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DTE Energy recycling refrigerators – and paying you $50 for them!

DTE Energy paying for & recycling your old appliances! Have a cruddy old freezer or refrigerator taking up space in your basement or garage? Well, now is the time to surrender.

Straight from Detroit's Model D, read what DTE Energy is doing to save the earth and fill your pockets:

DTE Energy is
tearing apart more than 1,000 old refrigerators it has collected this
summer as a way of making Metro Detroit more energy efficient.

downtown Detroit-based utility started its own version of Cash for
Clunkers earlier this summer but focused it on old appliances instead
of cars. Old appliances, especially those old refrigerators keeping
beers cold in the garage, are lacking when it comes to energy
efficiency — to put it nicely. Older refrigerators often use three
times as much electricity compared to newer models.

appliance recycling program offers DTE Energy's customers $50 for their
old refrigerators and freezers. DTE even hauls them away for free. The
check arrives in the mail 4-6 weeks later.

"If you call us to
pick up one of those and have a working airconditioner or dehumidifer,
you can give it to us and we'll give you $20," says Eileen Dixon,
spokeswoman for DTE Energy.

These appliances are shipped to DTE
Energy's new facility in Livonia where they are dismantled and properly
disposed. About 30,000 old refrigerators and freezers are expected to
be taken apart there, creating 20 new jobs over the next three years.

To schedule pick up of a refrigerator or freezer, call (866) 796-0512 or click here. visit the company's Web site.

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  1. This sounds like a great program. I am glad to hear that DTE is doing its part! There’s also a government program coming soon that will offer incentive for replacing old appliances with new energy efficient models. (http://tiny.cc/KC4W9) It’s great that there is something being done about our lack of environmental consciousness in the U.S. I hope all of this really makes an impact.

    Posted by: Ellen | September 2, 2009
  2. People should know that currently (early October) it’s over a 3 month wait before DTE comes out. Dates are in mid to late JANUARY depending on where you live.

    Posted by: Rick | October 7, 2009
  3. This all sound good however there were schedules to pick up my appliance on 11/21/15 and never came out nor this they call me, I called that and that how found out there were not coming, called today and was told they will be out on 12/5/12 and gave me another confirmation number, I ask to speak with a supervisor but was told that person went out for lunch, the supervisor did called back telling me the program has been stop temporarily. what a great service and program

    Posted by: Laurence Mclaurin | November 23, 2015
  4. My fridge was picked up months ago, I was never given $50 for it. I will be filing a complaint with the BBB for this scam. I’m not upset over the money, I’m upset that such a big glutenous company would steal from their customers. That’s the gist of it too, stealing, because they can you have no choice but to be their customer.

    Posted by: Bryana | December 9, 2015
  5. We had a refrigerator picked up back in September 2015. We still haven’t received our $50.00 check.

    Posted by: Dawn | December 16, 2015

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