Get Along Little Freezer: the Great Refrigerator Roundup
Today we continued our journey to make our home more eco-efficient and to be more environmentally sensitive.
The people from the Great Refrigerator Roundup where here today to take away our old chest freezer – living in our backyard for a few months now, removed from its home in our laundry room when we did the insulation there (see right, prior to insulation).
It took about a month to book it but today two guys showed up, and just took the old beast away.
Not only is there no cost and no fuss for us but they even left us a couple of free compact flourescent light bulbs and a night light!
Fridges have to be between 10-27 cubic feet, in working order and and 15 years or older to qualify. Appliances like this can waste between $120 and $150 per year!
I have to admit that we hadn’t ever plugged in that chest freezer, so it wasn’t wasting any electricity, just taking up space.
However, it’s good to know that it is being disposed of properly. As they say on the Great Refrigerator Roundup site, “When we are finished recycling and reclaiming material, very little will be sent to the landfill.”