Chance to get rid of old fridges
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.