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Richmond’s clothes washer rebate program is back

04 May 2017

The City of Richmond is once again offering Richmond homeowners an incentive to replace their old clothes washer in a joint initiative with BC Hydro. By switching to a qualifying new, high efficiency ENERGY STAR® model, homeowners can receive a rebate of $100 or $200.

Did you know that clothes washers are one of the highest water consumers, second only to toilets, for a typical home? They use approximately 13 per cent of indoor household water. Switching to a high-efficiency clothes washer can save up to 64,000 litres of water and 256 kWh of electricity per year.

From now until June 15, 2017, those eligible for a City/Hydro rebate must order, purchase (either paid in full or with the first portion paid) and install a pre-qualified clothes washer within a home located in Richmond (lifetime maximum of one rebate per dwelling). Qualifying ENERGY STAR® clothes washers can be found at www.powersmart.ca/appliances.

A completed rebate application must be submitted to BC Hydro, along with a photocopy of purchase invoices/receipts within 60 days from the purchase date. BC Hydro will issue a cheque for the total rebate amount of $100 or $200, depending on the energy and water consumption rates of the new clothes washer.

Old clothes washers must be taken out of circulation and disposed of appropriately. Instead of disposing old clothes washers at the land fill, they can be recycled at the Richmond Recycling Depot located at 5555 Lynas Lane. Alternatively, residents who receive Blue Box collection may use the Large Item Pick-up Program, which provides convenient curb side collection service for up to four large household items per year. For more information on recycling options, please visit www.richmond.ca/services/recycling/service.

For more information on the City of Richmond and BC Hydro Power Smart’s clothes washer rebate program, visit www.richmond.ca/savewater.