PLYMOUTH — Members of New Hampshire Electric Cooperative have the opportunity to recycle their old refrigerators and freezers and collect $30.
A second refrigerator or freezer, especially older models, can run up the average electric bill by about $150 per year. NHSaves, a collaborative of New Hampshire's electric utilities, has contracted with Jaco Environmental Inc. to offer free pick-up of older fridges and freezers plus a reward of $30. Collected appliances will be safely recycled to remove various toxic components. Jaco's process safely recycles 95 percent of each unit.
Co-op members wishing to schedule a pick-up should call 1-877-545-4113. This program is available to customers of the state's four largest electric utilities: the Co-op, as well as Liberty Utilities, Public Service of New Hampshire and Unitil. The offer is good for a limited time only and funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
To qualify for free pick-up and payment, the device to be recycled must be the second refrigerator or freezer, not the primary unit, installed in territory served by one of the four NHSaves electric utilities, be in working condition and owned by the resident,
be between 1- and 30 cubic feet using inside measurements. be plugged in and running on the day of pickup, and be clean, empty, defrosted and disconnected from water lines prior to pickup. Customer must also provide clear and safe access to the appliance for the removal team
An adult, 18 years or older, must be present to sign a waiver and release the unit at the time of pickup. The $30 check will be mailed within four to six weeks of the pickup.
Further information is available by calling toll free 1-877-545-4113 or visiting www.NHSaves.com.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 May 2013 11:50
Plymouth State University President Sara Jayne Steen and two kindergartners planted a Yellow Bird Magnolia tree on the lawn between the Silver Center for the Arts and Speare Hall in celebration of Arbor Day. The April 26 ceremony marks the 17th year PSU has celebrated Arbor Day with a tree planting. In addition to beautifying campus, the tree planting tradition has served as one of the institution’s tangible commitments to environmental sustainability. This year’s tree is dedicated to former PSU Horticulturist Steven Sweedler, who retired in 2011 after 35 years of service to the University. Sweedler one of the original people who helped organize PSU’s Arbor Day tradition. (Courtesy photo)
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The Laconia and Moultonborough offices of Melcher & Prescott donated goods to the Lakes Region Food Pantry that were collected during their recent casual day. The pantry is located at 61 Whittier Highway in Moultonborough and opened last December. Pictured from the left: Janine Broadhurst Food Pantry board member, Doug Carignan of Melcher & Prescott's Moultonborough Office, Executive Director of the Food Pantry Amy Norton and food pantry board member Claire Kimmel. (Courtesy photo)
Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 May 2013 11:45
TILTON — The Winnisquam Regional High School class of 2016 is launching the second-ever class community service project at their school by holding the second Teen Light Walk-a-Thon on Saturday, May 18, as a way to increase awareness about the impact of alcohol and drugs in the school.
The 5k walk on the school track starts at 10 a.m. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. After the walk there will be raffles, a dunking booth, bouncy house, activities, music and refreshments.
The cost for participating in the walk is $5 for school-age children/teenagers, $10 for adults age 18 and older, and $30 for groups of teens and/or families of six.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 May 2013 11:37
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