Dispose of Refrigerant Right

Air conditioning units, freezers and dehumidifiers contain coolant. Homeowners must hire a HVAC technician or Freon removal service before recycling an appliance with refrigerant or coolant. 

Refrigerant gas, welding tanks and medical cylinders should be disposed or recycled through the company it was purchased or received from. Contact the company where you made the purchase or search for a list by zip code in the Yellow Pages

Tanks of refrigerant are not typically found in a household and are not accepted in the Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Program.


Waste from Businesses or Commercial Properties

There are different rules for disposal of hazardous wastes from a business, including refrigerant. Businesses must contract with a licensed company for proper disposal or recycling. See the Business Locations list below for options.



Looking to recycle, donate or dispose of other items? Use the dark blue 'What Do I Do With?' search bar at the top of every page of this website. Allow location services or use the city drop-down to find opportunities in your local area.