Appliances such as refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, and water coolers contain chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), substances that when released, reacts with ozone in the upper atmosphere, reducing this layer’s protective properties against ultraviolet radiation.
Scale weight charge plus a $10.00 Freon Removal Surcharge (per unit)
Appliances received at the SCMUA from Sussex County residents, municipalities and businesses are collected and processed by a scrap appliance vendor who removes any CFCs or PCBs and shreds the scrap steel for shipment to a mill. Scrap steel is then re-used to manufacture new products. This is an important process because removal of CFC's and PCB's protects the environment while proper appliance recycling conserves energy, natural resources, and landfill space.
For more information, please refer to:
The EPA's article on The Refrigerant Recycling Rule