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December 14, 2015
For Immediate Release

Mike Gurr

Field Services Superintendent



Lauren Gersbach

Sustainability Coordinator


Efficiency Smart appliance recycling program temporarily suspended

Hamilton, Ohio - Efficiency Smart, the City's energy conservation and efficiency program provider, has notified the City of Hamilton Utilities that its appliance recycling service has been temporarily suspended due to notification from its appliance recycling contractor, JACO Environmental, that JACO has ceased all services nationwide.


JACO Environmental assured Efficiency Smart and Hamilton Utilities that any cash incentives due to customers that participated in the firm's appliance recycling program will be paid in full. 


Efficiency Smart is seeking a firm or firms to resume appliance recycling services for Hamilton electric customers. In the meantime, Efficiency Smart plans to contact customers that scheduled appliance pick-ups prior to the service suspension, and will prioritize these customers for service when the appliance recycling program is resumed.


If you scheduled an appliance pick-up that has not occurred, are awaiting payment for a recycled appliance, have a question regarding the appliance recycling program, or if you would like to be contacted once this service has resumed, please contact Efficiency Smart's customer support team at 877-889-3777 or

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About Efficiency Smart.  Efficiency Smart's services include rebates for energy-efficiency residential products; free removal of old, inefficient refrigerators and freezers from homes; and rebates for more than 90 energy-efficiency products and services for businesses. Efficiency Smart also offers technical assistance, account management services, and customized financial incentives for large commercial and industrial customers. Efficiency Smart was established by American Municipal Power for the benefit of its member communities. It is administered under contract with the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation. Operations are based in Columbus, Ohio. For more information, please visit

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About Hamilton, Ohio Located on the Great Miami River in the heart of the Cincinnati-Dayton metroplex, Hamilton is a historically-significant city with approximately 63,000 residents. Home to Miami University Hamilton and the County Seat of Butler County, Hamilton is the area center for government, finance and industry. Known for its unparalleled art, cultural & recreational activities, Hamilton is continually expanding its quality of life offerings. An award winning community, Hamilton was the recipient of the 2010 & 2015 Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting "Best Water in the World" award, the winner of the 2012 "Best of the Best" award by the Ohio Section of the American Water Works Association, the prestigious 2010 Public Gas System Achievement Award and four consecutive Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) Platinum level awards. Additionally, the Hamilton City School District was named The National School District of Character for 2012. For more information, please visit