Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Recycling Refrigerators and Freezers

  • Large appliances cannot be sent to a landfill and must be recycled. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that ninety-five percent of the materials in refrigerators and freezers can be recycled!
  • Refrigerators and freezers manufactured before 2003 contain the ozone-depleting compound Freon.
  • Refrigerators and freezers must be removed by a certified technician. To locate a certified company to pick up your appliance, contact your local government solid waste department, scrap shops or refrigerator repair shops.
  • The EPA website lists recycling centers by zip code (see “Resources”).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very good post.