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Ameren Missouri is once again offering its Fridge and Freezer Recycling Program to help customers save money and reduce energy use.

By recycling unused or underused refrigerators and freezers, Ameren customers can earn a $25 rebate, plus save more than $700 on their energy statement over the next five years.

Ameren will provide free contactless, curbside pickup to haul away the appliances.

During the last 10 years, more than 40,000 customers have participated in the program, receiving rebates totaling nearly $2 million, according to an Ameren news release. The average customer saved about 1,000 kilowatt hours per year after their refrigerator or freezer was recycled, about a 10 percent savings on their total energy statement.

Customers can request an appointment online or by calling 1-877-215-5752. Ameren will email an appointment date and time window two days prior to the appointment.

On the day of the appointment, a technician will call with an estimated arrival time. Customers will need to move the refrigerator or freezer outside of their home or provide a clear path through their garage so the technicians can maintain a safe distance. The technician will confirm if the appliance qualifies for the $25 incentive and haul it away. The check will be mailed within eight weeks.

In addition to removing the appliance, Ameren will provide customers with a free Energy Efficiency Kit. The kit includes products to help improve home energy efficiency, such as LED light bulbs, a high-efficiency showerhead, faucet aerators for the bathroom and kitchen, hot water heater pipe insulation, and an alarm that signals when the furnace filter needs replacement.

For more information on Ameren Missouri's Fridge and Freezer Recycling Program, visit AmerenMissouriSavings.com/fridge.

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