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Con Edison Media Relations
Immediate Release: April 17, 2006

Con Edison Recycles Nearly 12,000 Tons

NEW YORK - Con Edison recycles nearly 12,000 tons of material annually - weighing nearly the same as 800 garbage trucks.

In 2005, the company's materials management program recycled material that included:

  • 5,821 tons of scrap cable,
  • 4,165 tons of scrap iron and steel,
  • 1,169 tons of paper and cardboard,
  • 435 tons of scrap meters and
  • 10 tons of toner cartridges.

The 5,821 tons of scrap cable comes from electric cable from the transmission and/or distribution system. The 435 tons of recycled meters were taken from customers' homes or businesses and replaced with modern ones.

"In April, we celebrate Earth Day, but at Con Edison, everyday is Earth Day. As a regional leader in recycling, our 14,000 employees are dedicated to protecting the environment. We know recycling makes a difference for the 9 million people we serve in New York City and Westchester," said Randolph S. Price, vice president for environment, health and safety.

The company is committed to the global fight of preserving our planet by reducing the environmental impacts of daily operations, recycling, conserving resources and practicing and promoting environmentally preferable practices.

In addition to recycling materials used in the company's daily operations of delivering energy to New York City and Westchester County, Con Edison has coordinated efforts with PerScholas, a not-for-profit organization that dissembles electronic components for recycling within the United States. That effort has resulted in extending the life of more than 5,698 pieces of electronic and computer equipment. Equipment with useful life remaining is cleaned, upgraded and then either sold, or donated to schools or economically disadvantaged families.

Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. [NYSE: ED], one of the nation's largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $12 billion in annual revenues and $25 billion in assets. The utility provides electric, gas and steam service to more than 3 million customers in New York City and Westchester County, New York. For additional financial, operations and customer service information, visit Consolidated Edison, Inc.'s Web site at

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