For Immediate Release
Contest will be held on the company’s Facebook page from March 24 through April 6 and will provide BGE customers with incentives for recycling
BALTIMORE (March 21, 2014) – In an effort to encourage customers to recycle old, inefficient appliances, Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) today announced the launch of its first-ever Ugly Refrigerator Contest. Starting on March 24, BGE customers can post pictures of their inefficient, or “ugly,” refrigerators on the company’s Facebook page. Customers will then vote on the pictures to determine which refrigerator is the ugliest. BGE will be providing prizes to the top three postings with the most votes. The first place winner will receive a new ENERGY STAR® certified refrigerator with a value of up to $1,200. The second place winner will receive a new ENERGY STAR certified Blu-ray home theatre system, with the third place winner receiving a Home Energy Audit through BGE’s Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program. To participate in the contest, you must be a current BGE customer and over the age of 18. Customers can post pictures from March 24 through April 6 and the voting period for customers’ favorite ugly refrigerator is until April 13. BGE will announce the winners on April 16.
BGE makes it easy for customers to recycle their old appliances. Customers are encouraged to contact BGE to schedule a pickup, and BGE will haul away the old appliances at no additional cost. Each household is limited to recycling two refrigerators or freezers through this program. Appliances must be in working (cooling) condition and measure 10 to 27 cubic feet, which is the standard size for most refrigerators and freezers. Room air conditioning units may also be recycled through this program, but only if picked up at the same time as an eligible refrigerator or freezer. Appointments are required and available for scheduling by visiting BGERecycleMyOldFridge.com or by calling 866.898.1901
For more information on BGE’s Ugly Refrigerator Contest visit bge.com.
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