The days of dumping an old, battered window air conditioning unit by the curb are past. So how do you get rid of that old unit responsibly?

If you’re a PPL Electric Utilities customer, you can recycle your old window-mounted A/C unit or dehumidifier and get $10 in return. (Please note: The A/C units and dehumidifiers should still be in working condition. The idea is to take old, energy-hogging appliances off the electric grid.)

You can also donate a can of food and receive a free, energy-efficient LED bulb, or bring old CFL bulbs to drop off for recycling.

All you need to do is come to our recycling event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 23, at PPL’s Lehigh Service Center, 827 Hausman Road, Allentown.

(We’re partnering with Minsi Trails Council Scout Troop 31 on the food drive, and we’ll also have food trucks on site.)

No RSVP or signup is required. Just feel free to join us at the event!