Cool way to re­cy­cle fridges

Central Leader - - News -

There’s a new way to get rid of old fridges and help the en­vi­ron­ment at the same time.

A scheme from the En­ergy Ef­fi­ciency and Con­ser­va­tion Author­ity and Fisher & Paykel means Auck­lan­ders can now be paid $25 for their old fridges, and have them taken away for free.

Fisher & Paykel re­cy­cling man­ager Ge­orge Gray says about a third of all fridges and freez­ers were made be­fore new reg­u­la­tions phased out green­house gases.

Mr Gray es­ti­mates there are 450,000 old, in­ef­fi­cient fridges through­out the coun­try.

“The po­ten­tial to save en­ergy and money is huge,” Mr Gray says.

Fisher & Paykel will re­move old fridges in work­ing con­di­tion, de­gas and re­cy­cle them.

Peo­ple can choose a $25 pay­ment or do­nate the money to Ron­ald McDon­ald House.

To re­quest a fridge pick-up call 273-6852 or email home­de­liver ies@fp.co.nz.

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