BGE offers cash for old air conditioners

Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. customers can get up to $50 per household by recycling old air conditioning units this weekend.

BGE will mail checks for $25 per working unit dropped off, up to two units per household. Drop-off will be in the parking lots of Sears at 7839 Eastpoint Mall in Dundalk or of h.h. gregg at 6026 Baltimore National Pike in Catonsville.

Hours for the drop-off are 10 a.m to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Last year's inaugural recycling event collected more than 400 old units, which in addition to saving electricity removed more than 1,600 pounds of plastic and 30,000 pounds of metal from landfills.

The company also offers $25 mail-in rebates for new ENERGY STAR certified room air conditioning units, which use about 15 percent less energy than conventional models. More information can be found at or by calling 866-898-1901.

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