Appliance Recycling Centers of America (ARCA) Selected by NIPSCO to Provide Refrigerator and Freezer Recycling Services in Northern Indiana


MINNEAPOLIS - Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARCI) today announced that Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO), a division of NiSource Inc., has selected ARCA to be the turnkey provider of refrigerator and freezer recycling services for the utility's Appliance Recycling Program. The program began on August 9, 2010.

Through this program, participating utility customers who turn in operating but energy inefficient refrigerators and freezers will be eligible for a $35.00 incentive check for each qualifying appliance, with a maximum of two units per year. ARCA will perform the in-home collection of qualifying refrigerators and freezers and properly recycle the units. Together, NIPSCO and ARCA will prevent more than 95% of the recyclable materials in the old units from entering the waste stream.

Edward R. (Jack) Cameron, ARCA's President and Chief Executive Officer, said: 'We are extremely pleased to have the opportunity to provide environmentally sound, turnkey appliance recycling services for NIPSCO in Northern Indiana. We are excited to support NIPSCO's efforts to help customers protect the environment and reduce their energy consumption while receiving a $35.00 incentive for each appliance they recycle.'

To participate in the program please call 877-341-2190 or visit

About ARCA

ARCA (, one of the nation's largest recyclers of major household appliances for the energy conservation programs of electric utilities, currently provides services for 150 utility programs in the U.S. and Canada. Toxic chemicals and environmentally harmful materials such as ozone-depleting refrigerants, PCBs, mercury and oil are carefully recovered in the decommissioning process for destruction or disposal, preventing them from contaminating soil, air and water resources. The company is also the exclusive North American distributor for UNTHA Recycling Technology (URT), a materials recovery system for household refrigeration appliances.

This press release contains statements that are forward-looking statements as defined within the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made, including the risks associated with general economic conditions, competition in the retail and recycling industries and regulatory risks. Other factors that could cause operating and financial results to differ are described in ARCA's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Other risks may be detailed from time to time in reports to be filed with the SEC.

SOURCE Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc.

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