Freon Recovery Information

The Clean Air Act of 1990 requires the recapture, recycling and safe disposal of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) used in air conditioners, refrigerators and freezers as coolant. Under the Act, no one may accept an item containing CFCs and/or HCFCs for recycling or disposal unless the Freon contained within it is properly removed and the owner/hauler/appliance company can show proof of proper removal. It is also unlawful for any person to knowingly release or vent CFCs or HCFCs into the air. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires certification for all technicians removing Freon as of November 14, 1994. For more information, call the EPA Stratospheric Protection Hotline at 800-296-1996.

Local companies that will remove Freon and dispose of your appliance for a fee include:

H & R Trucking and Environmental Services
Woodlyn, PA 19094
Company will come to the home or business to remove the Freon and properly dispose of the item.

Recycle Metals Corporation
407 Alan Wood Road
Conshohocken, PA 19428

Safe Disposal
4301 N. Delaware Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19137

DISCLAIMER: This listing is provided as a public service by the County of Delaware, Division of Solid Waste, Recycling Department. Companies are neither endorsed nor recommended. To add listings or make changes, please contact the Recycling Department of the Solid Waste Authority, Rose Tree Park ~ Hunt Club, 1521 N. Providence Road, Media, PA 19063. Phone: 610-892-9627; Fax: 610-892-9622

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