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Old 02-28-2013, 08:21 AM   #5279
ducnut
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Originally Posted by scooteraug02 View Post
In the early steps of fixing up my garage. The power company in Georgia, Georgia Power is offering $50 for old refrigerators. My garage frig was from 1985 so I had them pick it up. The contract the work to another company. The contractors say it is a profitable business. They suck out the Freon from the old frigs and sell it, recycle all the copper and other metals. They said the insulation is worth money too.

They made it sound like the power company was making more money giving $50 for the frig than the savings of having power hungry appliances removed.

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There must be something to it. I hauled a 53' semi-trailer of fridge insulation, from MN to Indy's powerplant, where they burn it for electricity. Seems like a lot of transportation costs for powerplant fuel. Maybe, the other recyclable value makes up for that.
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