For Immediate Release: June 5, 2018

For More Information Contact:

Lindsay Henderson (508) 375-6889

South Yarmouth, MA — Cape Light Compact, your local Mass Save® Sponsor, is partnering with local appliance stores on Cape Cod to hold three dehumidifier turn-in events this month. These events allow residential electric customers on Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard the ability to receive a $30 rebate per unit turned in for recycling.

Recycling your old, inefficient dehumidifier and upgrading to an ENERGY STAR® certified model is a simple way to beat the humidity without wasting energy or money. Certified models use over 25% less energy than non-certified dehumidifiers. The savings are even greater 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.

To be eligible, customers must turn in a working dehumidifier* at one of the three events listed below. Only two dehumidifiers per residential electric account will receive a rebate.

“Not only will replacing these old appliances save on household energy consumption, but residents will be able to dispose of these bulky appliances in an environmentally responsible way,” says Maggie Downey, Cape Light Compact Administrator. 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. 2018 Recycling Events Date/Time Location Address

2018 Recycling Events

Date/Time Location


Saturday June 9, 2018 10:00am – 2:00pm

Crane Appliance 249 Teaticket Highway

East Falmouth, MA 02536

Saturday June 16, 2018 10:00am – 2:00pm

Crane Appliance

136 Route 6A,

Orleans, MA 02653

Saturday June 30, 2018 10:00am – 2:00pm KAM Appliances

201 Yarmouth Road,

Hyannis, MA 02601

To take advantage of this limited-time program, customers must:
1. Bring an old, working dehumidifier to one of these three 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, 2018. To learn more about recycling your old unit and upgrading to an ENERGY STAR® certified model, please visit

*The Compact is also accepting room air conditioners at each of these events; however no rebate is available for these, but customers will save by not having to pay disposal fees at the transfer station for these units.

To be considered working, dehumidifiers must turn on when plugged in. Cape Light Compact is planning additional turn-in events for the fall on Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard.


Cape Light Compact JPE, 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