The Clean Air Act prohibits venting ozone-depleting compounds into the atmosphere. Therefore, refrigerants found in air conditioners and refrigerators must be removed from these items prior to disposal.

The county Recycling Office provides numbered stickers to vendors who extract refrigerants. These stickers are affixed to appliances once the refrigerant has been removed. Municipalities are then able to pick them up at the curb for proper disposal.

The Recycling Office maintains lists of vendors who extract refrigerants.

County residents should contact their Municipal Recycling Office or the county Recycling HelpLine at (914) 813-5425 for information on recycling of bulk metals.