Friday, June 15, 2012

Want to get rid of that old refrigerator or freezer? Call SMUD and have them pay you to remove it!

Frequently when I help someone buy or sell a house in Sacramento, there is some relic refrigerator or freezer in the garage that still works, but that nobody wants and is just not practical to move. The last thing a home buyer or seller wants to worry about is to figure out how to get an old fridge to the local dump. Borrow a truck, find strong people to help, etc...not anyone's idea of fun! Or sell it on craigslist and have everyone in Sacramento who wants an old fridge call you, come look at it, and decide not to buy it. Blah!

Luckily SMUD has a program that actually pays the owner $35 of the appliance to remove it! Most folks are not aware that this program exists! And it is super easy.

Call SMUD's contract recycler, JACO at 1-800-299-7573 or visit the JACO website to schedule a date to pick up your old refrigerator or freezer.  JACO will haul away and recycle your old refrigerator or freezer for free, and magically in the mail 4-6 weeks later you will receive a $35 check!

In order to qualify you must be a current SMUD customer, the refrigerator or freezer must be in working condition, and between 10-27 cubic feet. Funding for this program is available on a first come, first served when funding is depleted the program goes away.

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