Terms and Conditions of Refrigerator / Freezer Recycling Initiative

ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible to participate in the Recycling Program, participant must be an Oregon electric service customer of Portland General Electric or Pacific Power. Incentives are payable to the recycled unit’s owner. If incentive cannot be paid to the owner, Energy Trust of Oregon will ask for proof of conservatorship, relationship or other authorization documentation prior to releasing the incentive to the owner’s representative. Only refrigerators or freezers that are between 10 and 30 cubic feet in volume size and still operating are eligible for recycling. Smaller or larger refrigerators or freezers, of any size and/or units that are not working will not be accepted for pickup.

The Program will pay incentives for recycling up to the following limits:

  • For single family home properties: a maximum of three units per property
  • For multiple family home properties: a maximum of two units per residential unit
  • For business properties (non-residential properties): a maximum of five units per business property

Participant agrees and understands that Energy Trust has the right to refuse any unit pickup if there is a belief of fraudulent or suspicious activity.

For rental properties and business properties, prior to scheduling pickup participant must submit Form 930R Recycling Application and a W-9 when the payment is going to a business, business owner or landlord of the property from which the unit(s) will be picked-up.

TAX LIABILITY:Energy Trust is not responsible for any tax liability, which may be imposed on the Participant as a result of payment of any incentives. Energy Trust is not providing tax advice, and any communication by Energy Trust is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of avoiding penalties under the Internal Revenue Code.

ENERGY INFORMATION RELEASE: Participant will allow Energy Trust access to electric and natural gas utility account and usage information for the physical address of the property in which the product was installed. Participant agrees to provide other reasonable assistance to Energy Trust to obtain such information. Participant also acknowledges that Energy Trust will treat all information about services provided and participant’s resulting energy savings as confidential, but may report such information in the aggregate as part of reports or other documentation regarding its programs.

DISCLAIMER/NO LIABILITY: Participant understands that, while Energy Trust is providing funding for the incentives payment, Energy Trust is not supervising work performed for Participant nor is Energy Trust responsible in any way for proper product installation, completion of that work or proper performance of any product purchased. Energy Trust is simply providing funding to assist Participant in implementing energy-efficiency measures. Energy Trust does not guarantee any particular energy-savings results by its approval of the Application or by any other of its actions. Energy Trust will not be held responsible for any claims made by a retailer regarding the amount of the incentive and the eligibility of the purchase.