Appliances such as refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners and dehumidifiers, water coolers contain chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), a substance 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 mill. Scrap steel is then re-used to manufacture new products. This is an important process because removal of CFL's and PCB's protects the environment while proper appliance recycling conserves energy, landfill space, and conserves natural resources.
For more information, please refer to:
The EPA's article on The Refrigerant Recycling Rule