City of Salida and Xcel Energy Announce Refrigerator Recycling Program, Energy Focus Corner at the Salida Community Center

As part of the City of Salida’s Energy Focus Plan and in association with Xcel Energy, a refrigerator recycling program is being launched Friday, August 15, 2014. The program includes rebates and a sweepstakes (sweepstakes only open to City of Salida residents), offering participants the chance to win a new Energy Star® refrigerator.* Additionally, the Salida Community Center at 305 F Street will host an “Energy Focus Corner” beginning Aug. 15 where citizens are invited to pick up free CFL bulbs, recycle used CFLs and find valuable information on both Atmos Energy and Xcel Energy rebate programs for homeowners and businesses. Salida True Value, 502 E. Rainbow Blvd (Hwy 50), also has a recycling container for small (home use) CLF bulbs.

At the Jan. 7, 2014 Salida City Council meeting, the Energy Focus Plan was adopted via Resolution 2014-02. The goal of the Energy Focus Plan is to promote energy efficiency improvements and related rebate programs in the community and encourage implementation of the improvements in homes and businesses in Salida. The goal of the plan is to save customers money while at the same time improving energy efficiency.

Refrigerator recycling program information: If you are a current Xcel Energy residential electric customer, they’ll haul away your working refrigerator or freezer and recycle it. Not only will you receive a $50 rebate* for recycling your old fridge, but you’ll also receive two, free CFLs and up to $100 in annual energy savings! Plus, if you schedule a pickup, or have your unit collected between Aug. 15 and Oct. 15, 2014, you’ll be entered for a chance to win their Salida Refrigerator Giveaway Sweepstakes!*

Schedule a pick-up between Aug. 15 and Oct. 15 by calling 1-866-552-8755 or visiting The collection dates will be once a month during the promotional period: Aug. 25-26, Sept. 15-16 and Oct. 14-15.

* NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Restrictions apply. Sweepstakes (including mail-in method of entry which does not require recycling) subject in all respects to the complete Official Rules which will be available at prior to the start of the sweepstakes (the Entry Period is8/15/2014 – 10/15/2014).

** Participation in this program is subject to important rules and eligibility requirements, which are detailed at Rebate amounts are subject to change.