The Long Island Power Authority announced Monday that 1,000 customers have now taken advantage of a refrigerator recycling program started in March.

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In the program, LIPA picks up old refrigerators and hands them over to American Appliance Recycling Centers of America Inc. to be recycled.

Customers get $35 for turning in their fridges. An extra $75 rebate is given to people who purchase new Energy Star-rated replacements.