The PNM recycling program increases to $75

The PNM recycling program increases the amount of cash customers get for recycling their old fridge or freezer from $50 to $75.

This offer will be available from August 1st through September 30th.

To take advantage of this opportunity, applicants must be a PNM residential electric customer, own the appliance, the appliance must be a regular household size (10-30 cubic feet), and the appliance must be working.

“This is a great opportunity for PNM customers,” said Alaric Babej Manager, Customer Program Marketing and Development for PNM.

“This program does three things: It allows customers to save energy and make room in their homes by getting rid of an old inefficient appliance, it allows for the fridge to be recycled responsibly instead of taking up space in the landfill, and it puts $75 in the customers pocket within the month of pickup.”

To apply, customers can go to pnm.com/fridge and sign up for a pickup appointment. To make everyone as comfortable as possible, PNM offers two pickup options.

One is an in-home pickup where a PNM representative will take the fridge right out of the home. The other is an outside pickup.

Customers can place their unit outside, and a PNM representative won’t even have to enter the house.

Energy Efficiency Facts:

  • A 25-year-old refrigerator can use up to three times more electricity than a new one – that’s 1500 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year, compared to about 500 kWh per year. This is equivalent to running a 60W lightbulb for almost two years straight!
  • Removing an older, secondary refrigerator in your garage that you hardly use could save you about $175 annually on your electricity bill.
  • Want to know about how much you can save? Visit the ENERGY STAR Flip Your Fridge

About PNM

With headquarters in Albuquerque, PNM is the largest electricity provider in New Mexico, serving more than 530,000 customers in dozens of communities across the state.

PNM is a subsidiary of PNM Resources, an energy holding company also headquartered in Albuquerque. For more information, visit PNM.com.