Reward Offered for Ohio's Oldest Refrigerator

Reward Offered for Ohio's Oldest Refrigerator

Dayton Power & Light Announces $1,250 Bounty for State's Oldest Functioning Refrigerator or Freezer

DAYTON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dayton Power & Light is joining utilities throughout the state to kick off Ohio's Oldest Refrigerator Contest. The winning customer gets a $1,250 prize for the state's most ancient refrigerator or freezer.

To enter the contest, Dayton Power & Light customers simply have to sign up to have their refrigerator or freezer picked up for free and recycled by calling 877-545-4112, or visiting, from May through July. Refrigerators and freezers must be in working order and meet a minimum size requirement (standard kitchen size units usually qualify - see website for details).

The Dayton Power & Light customer with the oldest refrigerator recycled during the contest will win $250, and will compete for the title of Ohio's Oldest Refrigerator and another $1,000 award. The winner will be announced in August.

Even if your old refrigerator doesn't win, all customers who unplug and recycle an old, working refrigerator or freezer will earn a $35 incentive and can save up to $150 a year in energy costs. Dayton Power & Light's recycling program and the $35 incentive is available year-round.

Typically, the appliances recycled through the program are older units that have been used for extra food and drink storage in garages and basements. But the convenience of chilling an extra six-pack and some leftovers can come at a steep price. Refrigerators manufactured before 1990 can use three times more electricity than newer ones.

Dayton Power & Light picks up appliances and transports them to recycling facilities in Ohio operated by JACO Environmental. JACO safely removes hazardous materials from the old energy-guzzlers, reclaiming 95% of the materials in the appliances for reuse in manufacturing new products. Even the foam insulation, frequently containing ozone-depleting CFC gas, is safely incinerated and converted to electricity.

About The Dayton Power and Light Company and DPL Inc.

The Dayton Power and Light Company is the principal subsidiary of DPL Inc., a regional energy company.

DPL's other subsidiaries include DPL Energy, LLC (DPLE) and DPL Energy Resources, Inc. (DPLER), which also does business as DP&L Energy. The Dayton Power and Light Company, a regulated electric utility, provides service to over 500,000 retail customers in West Central Ohio; DPLE engages in the operation of merchant peaking generation facilities; and DPLER is a competitive retail electric supplier. DPL, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates approximately 3,800 megawatts of generation capacity, of which 2,800 megawatts are coal-fired units and 1,000 megawatts are natural gas and diesel peaking units. Further information can be found at

DPL Inc. was acquired by The AES Corporation (NYS: AES) in 2011. AES is a Fortune 200 global power company. It provides affordable, sustainable energy to 25 countries through a diverse portfolio of distribution businesses as well as thermal and renewable generation facilities. Its workforce of 25,000 people is committed to operational excellence and meeting the world's changing power needs. AES' 2012 revenues were $18 billion and it owns and manages $42 billion in total assets. To learn more, please visit

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