May 13, 2016, Holland, Michigan – Holland Board of Public Works (HBPW)’ will host its annual Recycle Rewards appliance and electronics recycling collection event, Saturday, May 21 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Holland Board of Public Works Service Center, 625 Hastings Ave.

Residential HBPW electric customers can get paid to recycle old, still working, refrigerators/freezers, dehumidifiers and room sized air conditioning units. Partnering with PADNOS, anything that is 50 percent metal or more, including washers, dryers and old strands of incandescent holiday lights, will be accepted.

HBPW is also partnering with Herman Miller, Inc. and Comprenew to provide recycling for electronics. This includes office and household electronics, phones, TVs and computer components/accessories (in any condition). CRT-style TVs and computer monitors are excluded and will not be accepted at the event.

“This is a good opportunity for area residents to lower their electric bills and help the environment,” said Anne Saliers, HBPW community energy services manager. “By getting rid of old, inefficient appliances that collect in garages and basements and recycling them properly, customers save energy and keep items out of a landfill. Customers may qualify for a rebate check, too!”

Residential electric customers of HBPW can earn $50 per appliance for up to two working freezers and refrigerators, and $15 each for up to two working room air conditioners and dehumidifiers, per household.

HBPW works with PADNOS to ensure metal and plastics are recycled with proper removal of the Freon while Comprenew, a local nonprofit technology recycling corporation, wipes all data from electronics before they are recycled.

Herman Miller, Inc. and Comprenew supply trucks to haul the electronics to be refurbished or recycled.

Volunteers from Hope Church assist in collecting electronic items, such as computers, televisions, cell phones, VCRs, microwaves and more. Comprenew, a local nonprofit technology recycling corporation, will wipe all data from electronics before they are recycled.

“This is the fifth time that we are offering the Recycle Rewards program to our customers,” said David Koster, HBPW general manager. “The collaboration among the various companies and community groups has been recognized by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for its creativity, pollution prevention and response to community needs.”

HBPW has won Neighborhood Environmental Partners awards for five consecutive years, dating back to 2011.

A full list of accepted items is available at padnos.com/recycling-centers or by calling (616) 355-1577. Rebate forms for the appliances will be available the day of the event. Customers who are unable to attend the event may call (616) 551-5933 to schedule a pick-up of full-sized working refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers and room sized air conditioners.