In the typical residence, lighting may account for 10% of the total energy use. By using compact fluorescent lamps or LED lamps in appropriate locations, you can save up to 70% of the energy used for lighting in your home.
Local Discounted Lighting Products
The City is a participant in the Simple Steps/Smart Savings promotion, which provides a variety of compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and LED lamps at discounted prices. These lamps are available at local participating retailers including Thurman Supply, Safeway, Dollar Tree, Walgreens, Walmart, QFC, Home Depot, and Costco. For more information on available discounted lighting products and appropriate uses, visit the Simple Steps/Smart Savings website.
Compact fluorescent lights contain a small amount of mercury that allows the bulbs to burn efficiently. Information on disposal and clean-up of broken CFLs and mercury can be found on Energy Star's® FAQ sheet. For information on local disposal options for CFLs and other fluorescent lighting, visit the City's Household Hazardous Waste page and click on the "fluorescent tubes" tab under "Where to Take Other Waste."
Retiring Old Refrigerators & Freezers
When you purchase a new refrigerator and/or freezer, you can retire the old ones and receive an $80 rebate. Take your still operating, 10-cubic-feet or larger refrigerator or freezer to the Regional Transfer Station in Port Angeles. Units must be clean inside - no leftovers allowed. Be sure to get a receipt as proof of recycling. Fill out the rebate application and turn it in with your receipt to City Hall. The charge to recycle this type of appliance is $33.80, so this will net you $46.20 back in your pocket after the rebate! This rebate is available only for City of Port Angeles electric utility customers, and is limited to one rebate per type of appliance per household. For further details, see the City’s Refrigerator/Freezer Recycling Rebate Application.
If you aren't sure where to start or you have questions about our energy conservation programs, call our Commercial Energy Analyst at 360-417-4718 (available M-F, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), or send us an email. Also feel free to call our conservation hotline anytime at 360-417-4713.