Upgrade and save with Richmond’s clothes washer rebate program
07 October 2020
Did you know for a typical home, clothes washers are one of the highest water consumers, second only to toilets? To encourage both water and energy conservation, a joint City of Richmond and BC Hydro initiative will offer a total rebate of $100 to Richmond residents who replace their old clothes washer with a qualifying new ENERGY STAR® model. Switching to a high-efficiency clothes washer can save up to 64,000 litres of water and 256 kWh of electricity per year.
Those eligible for a rebate must order, purchase (either paid in full or with the first portion paid) and install a pre-qualified clothes washer within a home located in Richmond (lifetime maximum of one rebate per dwelling) during the fall program period from now until November 27, 2020.
To qualify, eligible clothes washers need an Integrated Modified Energy Factor (IMEF) of 2.92 or higher and an Integrated Water Factor (IWF) of 3.2 or less. A completed rebate application must be submitted to BC Hydro, along with a photocopy of purchase receipts by January 31, 2021. BC Hydro will then issue a cheque for the total rebate amount of $100. Rebate applications for qualifying ENERGY STAR® clothes washers can be found at www.bchydro.com/appliances.
Old clothes washers are required to be taken out of circulation and disposed of appropriately. Instead of disposing old clothes washers at the landfill, they can be recycled at the Richmond Recycling Depot, located at 5555 Lynas Lane. Please note, traffic control is in place at the Recycling Depot to limit the number of patrons due to physical distancing requirements and to accommodate construction onsite. Alternatively, residents who receive Blue Box collection may use the Large Item Pick-up Program, which provides convenient curb side collection service for up to six large household items per year. For more information on recycling options, please visit www.richmond.ca/recycle.
For more information on the City of Richmond and BC Hydro Power Smart’s clothes washer rebate program, visit www.richmond.ca/savewater.