DTE Energy is committed to helping our customers maximize their home energy savings by sharing the benefits of increasing energy efficiency and simple, no-cost changes to help lower their energy bills.
To continue this effort, we are partnering with Second Ebenezer Church in Detroit to host our third appliance recycling drop-off event of the year on Saturday, August 5th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Customers with an active DTE residential electric account are eligible to participate and will receive a $100 gift card for each large appliance and a $30 gift card for each small appliance recycled at the event. Recycling old appliances such as a refrigerator, freezers, dehumidifiers, or air conditioners could save customers up to $80 or more each year in energy costs.
Recycling events like this offer many environmental benefits such as encouraging customers to upgrade to an energy-efficient or ENERGY STAR®-certified model or discard their secondary appliances – to keep the appliances out of landfills. Replacing that appliance with one that is ENERGY STAR-certified could save customers nearly $260 over the lifetime of the appliance while helping them reduce climate change. The appliances are dismantled, and the parts are recycled in an environmentally responsible manner at Goodwill Greenworks in Detroit. So far this year, more than 1,200 appliances have been recycled at the drop-off events, saving enough energy to power roughly 100 homes’ electricity for one year!
Hosted at Second Ebenezer Church at 14601 Dequindre Street in Detroit, the event will take place on Saturday, August 5th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pre-registration is highly encouraged. To learn more about the DTE Appliance Recycling program and pre-register for the drop-off event, or schedule your free appliance pick-up, please visit dteenergy.com/recycle.