Appliance Turn-In Program

In light of the coronavirus health emergency we're committed to doing what's best for our customers and staff. Out of an abundance of caution, we are only collecting appliances from outside of customer residences (garage, patio, porch or behind garage) at this time. This allows our staff to safely collect and recycle your unit without physical contact with you. Thank you for your understanding.


AC, Dehumidifier and Mini-Refrigerator Turn-In Event

Have an AC, dehumidifier or mini-refrigerator to recycle? Potomac Edison is holding a turn-in event on Saturday, June 5th. Bring your working room air conditioner, dehumidifier or mini-fridge to the West Frederick Home Depot parking lot between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and we’ll unload it from your car, responsibly recycle it, and you’ll receive a $25 check per unit recycled (up to three units).

Saturday, June 5
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Parking Lot of West Frederick Home Depot
51 Mccain Drive
Frederick, MD 21702


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Get $75 when you recycle your working fridge or freezer with Potomac Edison’s Appliance Recycling Program.

Got an older, working fridge or freezer hogging energy in your garage or basement? While it may provide additional storage, it’s not worth the additional cost on your electric bill. By recycling your old appliance, you can save over $100* per year in energy costs. Plus, we’ll give you an additional $75! We make it easy for you to save the environment… and your wallet.

Plus, recycle a working air conditioner, dehumidifier or mini refrigerator along with a qualifying refrigerator or freezer and you’ll get an additional $25 per unit.



Program Guidelines

  • Must be an electric customer of Potomac Edison
  • You must own the appliance(s)
  • Refrigerators and freezers must be 10 – 30 cu. ft., plugged in, and operating (cooling) at the time of the scheduled pickup
  • Limit of two refrigerators/freezers plus up to three air conditioners/dehumidifiers/mini refrigerators per calendar year**
  • Your incentive check will be mailed to you within four weeks after pickup of appliance(s)
  • Please note that this is NOT an appliance replacement program. Your old appliance will be removed and recycled in an environmentally friendly manner and will not be replaced with a new appliance.


Click here*** to sign up or call 1-888-277-0528


*Savings estimated using the Refrigerator Retirement Savings Calculator provided by ENERGY STAR®.

**Room air conditioners, dehumidifiers and mini refrigerators (1-9 cu. ft.) must be recycled in conjunction with a qualifying refrigerator or freezer.

***This is a link to a third-party site. The site is maintained by the third-party vendors administering these programs on behalf of The Potomac Edison Company (FirstEnergy’s Maryland utility).