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
Contact: Ronnie 

Carey & Walsh
529 North State Rd.
Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
(914) 762-9600
Contact: Peter

Monty's Appliance
40 East Park Ave.
West Harrison, NY 10604
(914) 946-0077
Contact: Robert

Port Chester Heating & Cooling
438 W. William St.
Port Chester, NY 10573
(914) 939-3119
Contact: Dennis

AMX Cooling & Heating
101 Castleton St.
Pleasantville, NY 10570
(914) 741-2400
Contact: Randy