The Omaha Public Power District has begun its fourth — and possibly last — year of a program that aims to get old appliances off the power grid.
Customers can sign up to have OPPD haul away and recycle their old refrigerators and freezers. People who participate in the program are paid $35 for their appliances.
Since 2009, OPPD had hauled away and recycled more than 6,000 appliances, including more than 2,000 last year alone.
To participate, the refrigerators and freezers must be in working condition and have an inside measurement of between 10 and 32 cubic feet. Up to two units can be donated per household.
— Erin Golden