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					2006 Campaign
Refrigerator Recycling
  Somebody has to do it.
  Why not us!?!


   Empire Electric Association
  Southwest Colorado and Southeast
                Utah

 DON’T PLUG IT IN – TURN IT IN
In The Beginning……
 • Other Rural Electrics/Investor Owned
   utilities
   – Contracted out
      •   off site
      •   out of mind
      •   no generator responsibility
      •   no education


 • But then …..
 A Four Corners Twist


– Local EEA Board committed to
  environmental stewardship

– Local control from collection to
  recycling & disposal

– Community collaboration across
  state lines
EEA BOARD                 WHY DO IT!?!
• Local EEA Board leadership position
    Energy conservation
    Environmental stewardship
    Community commitment
    Value Added Service for the membership
    Support local programs




• Get Energy Hogs OFF LINE
The planning stage….
• Find local champions

• Available, compliant and enthusiastic

• Approvals

• Dates
Local Resources -- Champions

• Landfills
  • Montezuma County (Colorado)
  • San Juan County (Utah)
• Technicians
  • San Juan County Landfill
  • Steve’s Commercial Refrigeration & Heating
• Recycling
  • Belt Salvage
Approvals and Dates
   Belt Salvage – Oct 2005
   EEA Board – Nov 2005
   Montezuma County – Nov 2005
   Steve’s Appliances – Dec 2005
   San Juan County – Jan 2006

   TARGET DATE SET:
       April 17-22, 2006
Next step – How to ……
•   Who, what, when, where advertise
•   Issuing Certificate (Manifest)
•   Limit potential abuse (copying)
•   Setting protocols and limits
•   Tracking and inventory
Advertising the Event

           • Public Broadcast Radio
           • Morning Talk Shows



• Newspapers
• Association Magazine
THE CERTIFICATE
                  Member Number
                  Member Details
                  Appliance Details
                  Signatures & Dates
                  Inventory Number


                     COMPLETED:
                     January 2006


                          One final note:
                      Used Green Card Stock
                      to discourage copying
-- THE EVENT --
         STATISTICS

• Appliances Received
  – Montezuma County – 163
    •2 had material
  – San Juan County – 67
    •None had material!

         TOTAL RECEIVED
              230
Processing
          Processing Statistics
• 88% of all units still had freon

• Appliance types:
   – 80% were refrigerators
   – 20% were freezers


• About 60 to 65% had been “plugged in”
            Additional Benefits
• Safety
  • Old, heavy machines out of homes
  • Children playing in appliances
• Public education and awareness
  •   Electrical
  •   Clean Air Act (Freon)
  •   Recycling
  •   Responsibility and Accountability
Balancing the Energy Equation
   60% of the units still “plugged in"
       50% of the units were primary and replaced
        (55 units)
       50% of the units were secondary (55 units)
   Energy Usage Difference (kWh/month)
       Older models use 200 to 600
       New efficient models use 120 to 150
       Completing the Equation
   Upgrading primary units (KwH/month):
    55 x (400kWh – 135kWh) = 14,575kWh/month
   Dropping secondary unit off line (kWh/month):
    55 X 400(avg kWh/month) = 22,000kWh/month
   Total monthly savings
     22,000 + 14575 = 36,575 kWh

     equals one month of energy for

                 50 houses
Solid Waste Impacts
TONS RECYCLED (both landfills):
                   24.1 tons
FREON RECLAIMED (Montezuma County):
                  5 cylinders
COSTS (Montezuma County Landfill only)
 Freon Disposal:             - $3,595
 Personnel/Equipment:         -$1,766
 Empire Reimbursement: +$5,053
 Sale of Metal:               +$ 225
 Total “out of pocket” cost:          $ 83
THE FUTURE . . .



  Second Event: April 23-28, 2007
CONTACTS
• EMPIRE ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION
  • Doug Sparks, 970-565-4444
• MONTEZUMA COUNTY LANDFILL
  • Debby Barton, 970-565-9858
• SAN JUAN COUNTY COUNTY LANDFILL
  • Rick Bailey, 435-587-3225
• BELT SALVAGE dba BELT STEEL
  • Dan Belt, 970-565-3144

				
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