BGE to Host Recycling Drop-off Event in Bel Air Sept. 24

BGE residential customers can receive $25 per air conditioning unit
or dehumidifier recycled

BALTIMORE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) today announced that it will
hold a recycling drop-off event in Bel Air, Md., this Saturday where BGE
customers can drop off their old working room air conditioning units and
dehumidifiers for recycling. For each appliance recycled, customers will
receive a $25 reward from the BGE
Smart Energy Savers Program®
for up to two air
conditioning units and/or dehumidifiers per residential account.

The event will be part of Healthy Harford Day and is scheduled for
Saturday, September 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 212 S. Bond Street, Bel
Air, Md. 21014. The event will be held rain or shine, and BGE
representatives will be on hand to unload the eligible appliances from
customers’ vehicles.

Units must be in working condition to be eligible. Customers will
receive a check for $25 in the mail approximately four to six weeks
after the event. More information is available at
or by calling 866.898.1901. BGE held a similar event in Howard County in
June that resulted in customers recycling over 90 old room A/C and

“This event will provide customers in the northern part of the service
area with a quick, easy and environmentally friendly way to dispose of
their old units,” said Chris Walls, manager of residential energy
efficient programs for BGE. “Recycling your old appliances helps prevent
them from entering landfills, where they can release harmful toxins and
greenhouse gases into the environment. By participating in this event,
BGE customers are helping Maryland reduce energy use and waste.”

The BGE Smart Energy Savers Program also offers a $50 reward for
recycling old working refrigerators and freezers. To participate,
customers can contact BGE to schedule a pickup, and BGE will haul away
their old refrigerators and freezers at no additional cost. Each
household is limited to recycling two refrigerators or freezers through
this program. Appliances must be in working (cooling) condition and
measure 10 to 30 cubic feet, which is the standard size for most
refrigerators and freezers. Room air conditioning units and
dehumidifiers also may be recycled through this program, but only if
picked up at the same time as an eligible refrigerator or freezer.
Appointments are required and can be scheduled at
or by calling 866.898.1901.

The BGE Smart Energy Savers Program is a suite of programs that enable
customers to control energy use, leading to more efficient use of
electricity and lowering energy bills. The programs have provided $373
million in rebates to BGE customers and have also helped 1.5 million
residential and business participants save more than 2.3 million MWh of
electricity. Collectively, the programs help contain the cost of energy
and improve reliability by reducing peak demand for electricity and
slowing the growth in energy consumption. Energy-saving solutions are
available to renters, homeowners, large and small business customers,
nonprofits and institutional customers, and more information can be
found at
These programs support the EmPOWER Maryland Energy Efficiency Act.

BGE, founded in 1816 as the nation’s first gas utility, is Maryland’s
largest natural gas and electric utility. Headquartered in Baltimore,
BGE delivers power to more than 1.25 million electric customers and more
than 650,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. The company’s
approximately 3,200 employees are committed to the safe and reliable
delivery of natural gas and electricity, as well as enhanced energy
management, conservation, environmental stewardship and community
assistance. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the
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Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE)
Aaron Koos,
Media Hotline: 410-470-7433