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Must be in good condition:

Why recycle?

Many air conditioners contain Freon and other chlorofluorocarbons (CFC's) that are a family of man-made chemicals which are stable, nonflammable and non-corrosive. When released into the air, CFC's drift into the upper atmosphere and destroy the ozone layer that protects the earth from harmful ultraviolet radiation. Because of their chemical stability, it can take 100 to 150 years for CFC's to break down. Because of the threat to the environment theses gases cannot be vented or evaporated into the air since they damage the ozone layer. CFC's must be recycled by an approved recycler.

Where does it go next?

Recovered CFC gas can be used in current air conditioning units which require CFC gas. The value of recovered CFC gas is entirely dependent on the purity of the used gas and the current market demand.


Disposal options for bulk FREON and other CHLOROFLUOROCARBONS

Help a neighbor and the environment too.
Taking some materials to recycle? Good job! That is a great way to help the environment; but it could even be better if you saved someone else a trip. Check with your neighbors (especially those who may be elderly or have a disability) to see if they also have some recycling that you could take.

Call before you drive!
This information was compiled from information provided by each agency or business and is updated periodically. Although local government staff has attempted to include as many Clark County recycling listings as possible, these resources should not be viewed as a comprehensive list. Due to space limitations, most businesses located outside of Clark County have not been included.



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