Chance to get rid of old fridges

Auckland City Harbour News - - News -

Auck­lan­ders can get rid of their old fridges and con­trib­ute to char­ity at the same time.

The En­ergy Ef­fi­ciency and Con­ser­va­tion Au­thor­ity and Fisher & Paykel Ap­pli­ances have re­cy­cled more than 400 old fridges to make homes more en­ergy ef­fi­cient.

House­hold­ers re­ceive a $25 pay­ment for the fridge, or can do­nate the money to Ron­ald McDon­ald House in Auck­land, in the trial pro­gramme.

More than 55 per­cent of con­sumers have do­nated to the char­ity.

Fridges and freez­ers must be at least five years old, in work­ing con­di­tion and at least 100 litres in size.

Older mod­els can use two or three times more elec­tric­ity than new ones.

It is es­ti­mated about 450,000 old, in­ef­fi­cient fridges and freez­ers are in use through­out New Zealand.

To re­quest a fridge pickup call 273-6852 or email HomeDe­liv­er­ies@fp.co.nz.

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