HONOLULU - Hawaii Energy's "Rid-A-Fridge to Fight Hunger" promotion encourages residents to recycle old refrigerators or freezers and donate their rebates to their local food bank.
Hawaii Energy is offering this new opportunity as part of its ongoing refrigerator bounty program that provides free curbside pickup, recycling and a $65 rebate for Maui residents.
While funds last, residential electric rate payers on Maui can choose to donate their rebate to Maui Food Bank. A $65 donation can provide food for 250 meals on Maui.
"Recycling an energy-wasting fridge or freezer is a very simple way to make an immediate impact on your monthly electric bill," explained Caroline Carl, Hawaii Energy's residential program manager.
"With 'Rid-A-Fridge to Fight Hunger,' customers can now enjoy the dual benefit of saving electricity while helping people that go hungry each day."
Refrigerators and freezers built prior to 1993 can be two to three times more expensive to operate than a new Energy-Star model.
Appointments to schedule pickup can be made by calling (877) 231-8222. For more information, visit www.hawaiienergy.com/rid-a-fridge.