Are you having trouble receiving your monthly bill on time?   Sign up for SmartHub today and have immediate access.  CLICK HERE


News List

Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

TDPUD and Truckee Hometown Sears Partner to Recycle old Refrigerators

TDPUD will pay customes to participate in FREE program

Post Date:04/18/2012

Click here for .pdf of Press Release

Media Contact: Ali North
Switchback PR + Marketing, Inc.
530.550.2252 ext. 101

For Immediate Release
TDPUD and Truckee Hometown Sears Partner to Recycle Old Refrigerators
TDPUD Will Pay Customers to Participate in Free Program

Truckee, Calif., (April 18, 2012) – The Truckee Donner Public Utility District (TDPUD) and Truckee Hometown Sears have teamed up to improve the TDPUD’s Refrigerator Recycling Program. The recycling of older, working refrigerators will save customers energy and money. Under the program, the TDPUD will pay qualifying customers $30 for each working refrigerator and the recycling is free.

“The TDPUD is continually looking for ways to improve our programs and save our customers money.” said Michael Holley, TDPUD general manager. “Truckee Hometown Sears was the most competitive vendor for this contract and has a strong track-record of serving customers needs.”

Old refrigerators can use up to $300 per year in electricity whereas new refrigerators typically use about $50 per year in electricity. This is why it makes good sense to replace the older, inefficient models (and there is a rebate for that too). But all too often, the older, inefficient model ends up in the garage or basement and the customer is now paying for two refrigerators.

The TDPUD’s Refrigerator Recycling Program is designed to provide incentives to our customers to get rid of that old refrigerator – it’s good for the economy and the environment. Under the new partnership with Truckee Hometown Sears, the program will be expanded to run year-round. Also, since Truckee Hometown Sears is already delivering in the TDPUD’s service territory, they will be able to use the same trucks and local employees to further benefit the community.

“Since opening our store, we have tried to be positive community contributors including taking an active role in promoting energy efficient appliance,” said Charlie Riley, Truckee Hometown Sears owner. “Partnering with the TDPUD on the Refrigerator Recycling Program is a logical extension of our efforts.”

TDPUD electric customers can call the Truckee Hometown Sears store at 530-550-0110 to see if they qualify for the TDPUD Refrigerator Recycling program and to schedule a pick-up. For additional information on the TDPUD’s energy and water conservation programs, call the TDPUD at 530-582-3931 or visit

About Truckee Donner PUD:
The TDPUD is a non-profit, publicly owned utility agency created in 1927 and overseen by a locally elected board of directors. TDPUD provides the greater Truckee area with reliable and high quality water and power services while guiding the community to conserve resources. For more information about the TDPUD, call 530-587-3896 or visit
About Truckee Hometown Sears:
Truckee’s Hometown Sears Store is locally owned and operated by Charlie and Nancy Riley. Opened in 2008, the store prides itself in providing customers in the North Lake Tahoe and Truckee region with excellent service and the products, quality, and prices Sears is known for without the inconvenience, time or cost of leaving the mountain. Located at 12047 Donner Pass Road in Truckee, the store is open seven days a week and can be reached at 530-550-0110.

# # # 

Return to full list >>

Free viewers are required for some of the attached documents.
They can be downloaded by clicking on the icons below.

Acrobat Reader Flash Player Windows Media Player Microsoft Silverlight Word Viewer Excel Viewer PowerPoint Viewer