Students Tour Recycling Center | Education & Schools
NV Energy and JACO Refrigerator Recycle Center teamed up to teach a group of students the importance of recycling fridges.
Third and fourth-graders from Myrtle Tate Elementary School received a tour of the center Tuesday. The plant can recycle 95 percent of an old refrigerator.
“We are trying to teach them that recycling is good for the environment, and it can also save a lot of energy if you do it. And we're showing them that all of the pieces that come out of these refrigerators can be made into other products, like cell phones, laptops, things of that sort,” said Michael Dunham, Director of Energy and Environmental Programs.
NV Energy offers free pick up and a $50 rebate to customers who want to recycle their old refrigerator. For more information about the program, go to nvenergy.com/refrigerator.
Students also visited the NV Energy Renewable Generations Trailer. The trailer teaches kids how wind and solar power work.