Two One-Day Events Offer Customers $30 for Recycling Old, Working Dehumidifiers

Barnstable, MA — Recycling your old, inefficient dehumidifier and upgrading to an ENERGY STAR® certified model is a simple way to beat the humidity without wasting energy. Certified models use over 25% less energy than non-certified dehumidifiers. The savings is even more if you have an older unit that doesn’t pull moisture from the air as effectively as it used to, which means by upgrading you’ll better protect your home from dampness while also saving on energy costs.

Building off of the great success we had this Spring where over 300 inefficient dehumidifiers were turned in, Cape Light Compact is holding two more dehumidifier turn-in events on Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard this fall. Residential electric customers will be able to receive a $30 rebate for recycling old, working dehumidifiers.1 To be eligible, customers must turn in a dehumidifier at one of the two events listed below and only two dehumidifiers per residential electric account will receive a rebate.

2017 Recycling Events
Date/Time Location Address
Saturday September 23 10:00am – 2:00pm Living Local Harvest Festival 35 Panhandle Road West Tisbury, MA
Friday October 6
9:00am – 1:00pm
Mid-Cape Home Centers 465 Route 134
South Dennis, MA

“Replacing these old appliances will help residents save on household energy consumption, and allow for them to be able to dispose of these bulky appliances in an environmentally responsible way,” says Maggie Downey of Cape Light Compact. Dehumidifiers contain refrigerant, which can be a greenhouse gas and ozone-depleting substance. Recycling old dehumidifiers both ensures the refrigerant is safely handled, preventing it from polluting the ground and air, and keeps recyclable metal and plastic out of landfills.

To take advantage of this limited-time program, customers:

  1. Bring an old, working dehumidifier to one of these two events.
  2. Leave the dehumidifier with event staff to recycle.
  3. Obtain a rebate form from event staff. This form can be completed on-site and left with event staff, completed at home and submitted by mail, or completed online and submitted at (You can speed up the process by bringing a copy of your electric bill to the event and handing it in with your rebate form to event staff).
  4. Receive a $30 VISA® prepaid card in the mail approximately four to six weeks after the rebate form is submitted.

As an added benefit, customers who choose to purchase a new ENERGY STAR® certified dehumidifier may be eligible for an additional $30 rebate if they purchase that qualifying unit by December 31, 2017. To learn more about recycling your old unit and upgrading to an ENERGY STAR® certified model, please visit

1 To be considered working, dehumidifiers must turn on when plugged in. 

About Cape Light Compact:

Cape Light Compact is an award-winning energy services organization operated by the 21 towns on Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard and Dukes County. The Compact’s mission is to serve its 200,000 customers through the delivery of proven energy efficiency programs, effective consumer advocacy and renewable competitive electricity supply. For more information, visit