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U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations prohibit the intentional release of refrigerants into the atmosphere. These substances such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), and halons, are found in refrigerators, dehumidifiers, and air conditioners. The easiest way to dispose of a refrigerant-containing appliance is to arrange for the store you bought a new appliance from to take the old one (such as a fridge or home HVAC unit) when you replace a unit.

Many municipalities also have some kind of program in place for the collection of refrigerant-containing appliances, and you should understand and comply with these requirements. For specifics in your community, contact your municipal recycling office.

Westchester residents can deliver refrigerant-containing appliances to the Household Material Recovery Facility or to a scrap metal recycler who accepts these materials.

 

Refrigerant-Accepting Scrap Metal Recyclers

Brookfield Resource Management
100 Lamont St.
Elmsford, NY 10523
(914) 592-5250

M. Miller's Scrap Iron & Metal Co.
69 Traverse Ave.
Port Chester, NY 10573
(914) 939-1357

 

RB Scrap Iron & Metal, Inc.
730 Saw Mill River Rd.
Yonkers, NY 10710
(914) 476-2975

If your municipality requires that refrigerants be removed prior to municipal collection, contact one of the refrigerant extraction companies listed below. The County Department of Environmental Facilities issues stickers to such companies so the unit will be clearly marked as "ready for recycling".

 

Refrigerant Extraction Companies
ABM Heating & A.C.
11 West Cross Street
P.O. Box 204
Hawthorne, NY 10532
(914) 747-0910 ext. 211
Contact: Ronnie

D.P. Wolff, Inc.
143 Bedford Road
Katonah, NY  10536
(914) 767-0515
Contact: Stephanie

 Polytemp Inc.
21 N. Pearl St.
Port Chester, NY 10573
(914) 939-2400
Contact: Nancy
Note: Mostly serving commercial clients.
Alps Air Conditioning Service
61 S. Division St.
Carmel, NY 10512
(914) 633-8430
Contact: Marlene
 D.T.D. Commercial Refrigeration
211 Melbourne Ave.
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
914-447-6728 
Contact: Scott Dieter
Port Chester Heating & Cooling
438 W. William St.
Port Chester, NY 10573
(914) 939-3119

Anton's Transfer
PO Box 395
Shenorock, NY 10587
(917) 596-3353

Monty's Appliance
40 East Park Ave.
West Harrison, NY 10604
(914) 946-0077
Contact: Robert
Suburban Refrig. Co.
175 Orawaupum St.
White Plains, NY 10606
(914) 949-0945
Contact: Jerry Lemcke
The Appliance Doctor
738 Saw Mill River Rd.
Yonkers, NY 10710
(914) 294-3737
Contact: Maureen
Mt. Kisco Mech. Svc. Corp.
10 Center St.
Bedford Hills, NY 10507
(914) 241-2460
Contact: Ritchie
Wesco Gas Inc.
24 Hudson St.
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
(914) 666-8003
Contact: Barbara Backer
Carey & Walsh
529 North State Rd.
Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
(914) 762-9600
Contact: Julie
Natale J. Carevalle
49 West St.
Harrison, NY 10528
(914) 835-6953
Cell: (914) 815-0259
Contact: Nat