Refrigerator and Freezer Recycling

Thank you for helping us reach our goal!

With the help of customers across central and southern Illinois, the Appliance Recycling Program has surpassed its ultimate goal of recycling 75,000 refrigerators and freezers. We'd like to thank all Ameren Illinois customers who have participated in this program since it began in 2008. 

Through this program, customers reduced their electric usage by more than 285 million kilowatt-hours.  These savings are equivalent to:

  • Removing over 42,000 cars from the road for one year

  • Eliminating nearly 450 million pounds of CO2 emissions

  • Powering more than 21,000 homes in Illinois for one year

Since we have reached our goal, we will no longer offer refrigerator and freezer recycling as part of our energy efficiency programs.  We hope you will participate in our other programs designed to help you reduce your energy costs.