You can make a CFC removal appointment for a residential address or a non-profit institution serviced by the Department of Sanitation to collect:
- Refrigerators and freezers with non-flammable Freon
- Air conditioners
- Water coolers
Up to six appliances can be scheduled for CFC removal per appointment.
Refrigerators with Flammable Freon
Some refrigerators contain a new kind of Freon that DSNY will not remove. These appliances have warning stickers that are yellow triangles with black flames. Contact the manufacturer of the appliance or a waste removal vendor for options to safely dispose of the appliance. If you put out a refrigerator with this sticker, DSNY will tag it with a red sticker that will tell you how to dispose of it.
Appliances from Commercial Addresses
Stores and other commercial locations must arrange with a private carter for CFC removal and item disposal.
If your appliance is oversized or commercial-sized, it won't fit in the garbage truck. You must hire a private removal service or carter for disposal. You can find a business that offers private waste disposal in the phone book.
To dispose of a soda machine, you must make a special request by phone.