Recycle ACs to Get Rebate for New Units

Central Hudson event on May 23, Sears accepting units till Sept. 15

Customers of Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. will again have the opportunity to trade in and recycle their old, working window and wall air conditioners and receive rebates of $50 to $100 with the purchase of new Energy Star units. An Air Conditioner (AC) Turn-In event will be held at the Sears parking lot at the Poughkeepsie Galleria Mall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 23. Customers may continue to turn in air conditioners through Sept. 15, at participating Mid-Hudson Valley Sears locations.

James P. Laurito, president of Central Hudson, said: “This program encourages our customers to reduce waste by replacing their inefficient air conditioners with newer models that use less energy.”

The turned-in air conditioners are properly recycled. “The refrigerant is captured, and metals and plastic components are processed for reuse, saving even more energy, protecting the environment and preventing additional trash from reaching landfills,” Laurito said.

For more information about Central Hudson’s residential energy efficiency programs, or to download an AC recycling rebate form, go to

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