Lima, Ohio (WIMA) - Parents about to become empty nesters with children going off to college can save and make money by parting with an extra refrigerator or freezer.

Older appliances can use up to three times more energy than most people realize- for example refrigerators and freezer manufactured before 1990 can use three times more electricity than new models.

A-E-P Ohio’s Appliance Recycling program allows customers to schedule a free pick up at their convenience and receive sixty dollars for each appliances limited to two appliances.

After August 31st- the incentive value will be fifty dollars.